Carob Tree
(Ceratonia siliqua)

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This slow growing mediterranean tree has a neat rounded form up to 10m high. Its features include leathery leaves and red flowers in autumn. Edible seeds are found in the fruit pods of the female tree fruit. Carob is a chocolate substitute and this neat tree also makes good stock fodder. It is regarded as an effective hedging tree.

Type
Exotic
Maintenance
Low
Water use
Minimal
Lifecycle
Perennial
Container
Zero
Size
Trees 7 metres +
Root size
4 metres
Foliage
Evergreen
Zones
Arid interior, Semi-arid with winter rain, Moist temperate with warm summers, Winter rains with dry summers, Moist tropical, Semi-arid with summer rain, Moist temperate with hot summers
Soils
Sandy, Loam, Clay
Regions
Yarra Valley Water plants, Water efficient plants
Shade levels
Full sun
Flowering seasons
Autumn