Chinaberry Tree

Chinaberry Tree

Chinaberry Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Melia azadarach
Hardiness Zones:   7 to 10
Growth_Rate:   Rapid
Site Requirements:   Sun; wide range of soil types
Texture:   Medium
Form:   Rounded crown; stiff coarse branches
Height:   30 to 40'
Weight:   30 to 40
Leaf:   12 to 24" alternate, bipinnately compound leaves; yellow green fall color
Flower/Fruit:   8 to 16" panicle of lavender lilac fragrant flowers in early summer; .4 to .5" yellow fruit with a hard seed; ripens in fall and persists till spring
Comments:    Considered a weedy tree; fruit eaten by birds; weak wood
Habit:   Deciduous
Cultivars:   Jade Snowflake