Tree #39: Carob

Ceratonia siliqua (Cer-a-to-nia  sili-qua)

  • Native to Eastern Mediterranean
  • Has unpleasant flower and pollen fragrance
  • Height 30 to 40 feet and width of the same
  • Growth rate is 24 inches per year
  • Longevity greater than 150 years
  • Evergreen; will freeze below 20 °F
  • Belongs to pea/bean family and related to locust tree


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