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Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Information Sheet

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Ceratonia siliqua-Carob Tree

Evergreen tree which could be a large hedge or shrub also. 34-40' by same. Moderately fast. From Mediterranean. Pinnately compound leaves, dark glossy green. Male and Females are separate with the females the pod producers.  Females produce the pods. Pod and foliage litter, Texas root rot prone, verticillium, sooty canker and nematodes, Frost sensitive when young, Male flowers are unpleasant smelling, Does not like heavy wet soil, Sun and heat tolerant as well as drought.

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