Citharexylum spinosum (Fiddlewood tree)

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Citharexylum spinosum (Fiddlewood tree)

Post by M Farooq » August 17th, 2013, 9:17 am

Botanical Name Citharexylum spinosum
Family Verbenaceae
Local Name in Urdu Din ka raja
Common Name Fiddlewood tree
Life Cycle Evergreen/ considered deciduous in colder areas
Cultivar Name NA
Fragrant or Not Highly fragrant
Category(Bush/Vine/Tree) Tree
Height Can grow up tp 40 ft
Spacing Solitary tree
Flowering Months Spring/ Summer
Flower Color White
Growing Areas Tropical plant
Frost Tender Yes
Exposure Full sun
Soil pH Tolerant
Propagation Stem cuttings, air layering
Uses Ornamental tree
Other Details Fiddlewood tree is a common sight in many cities of Pakistan, where it is grown for its fast growing ability and highly scented flowers. The fragrance is reminescent of Neem tree flowers. Leaves may acquire slighlty orangish tinge in the fall time. It is a multi-stemmed tree with a round crown. It is a called a fiddle tree because its wood was used for making stringed instruments. All parts of this plant are considered toxic. Image reference: Wikipedia

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