The tuckeroo is a useful small tree for coastal plantings in warm areas. It has attractive glossy green large leaves, smooth grey bark, and a spreading crown shape, making it a good shade and street tree. It has green-yellow flowers in spring followed by decorative orange-yellow seed pods in summer. A good low maintenance plant rarely troubled by pests or disease.
|Scientific Name:||Cupaniopsis anarcardiodes|
|Other Common Names:||Beach tamarind|
|Plant Type:||Small tree|
|Height:||8 ~ 15 metres|
|Width:||3 ~ 5 metres|
|Flower Colour:||Yellow, Green|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Saline, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Screen, Windbreak|
|Special Uses:||Street tree, Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Fast growing|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Other insects|
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