The unusual cheese-shaped fruits that open to reveal showy bright red seeds are a feature of this medium sized tree. Its dense canopy and fast growing habit makes it a good shade tree, street and specimen tree and it is a good nesting site for birds. It will grow to around 8 metres tall in most situations, but can grow taller in ideal conditions. Suits a range of soil types, and sunny or shaded positions. It is not prone to any major pest or disease problems and is virtually maintenance free. The fruit is liked by seed eating Australian birds. Can be used indoors in a well lit position.
|Scientific Name:||Glochidion ferdinandi|
|Common Name:||Cheese Tree|
|Plant Type:||Small tree, Large tree|
|Height:||8 ~ 30 metres|
|Width:||5 ~ 10 metres|
|Flower Colour:||Yellow, Green|
|Flowering Time:||All year|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Indoor, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Tropical, Sub-tropical, Warm temperate|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Screen, Windbreak|
|Special Uses:||Street tree, Decorative fruit, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Seed eating birds, Other insects|
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