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Cordia, Scarlet cordia – Plant – CSC-394018


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Scarlet cordia is a small shapely tree which grows up to be 25 feet tall and as wide.The large, seven-inch-long, stiff, dark green leaves are rough and hairy, feeling much like sandpaper.Plant Specifications*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%

Common Name
Geiger tree, Orange Geiger

Maximum Reachable Height
15-20 feet.

Flower Colour

Bloom Time
Spring and summer.

Difficulty Level

Planting and careThe plant needs pruning to develop a strong structure. However you need to wait for a year, after planting, before pruning.No special care is require for the plant.Cordia care

Full sun.

The roots are very susceptible to rot; therefore watering should be done only when needed.

It grows well in places where soil is a problem.

30 to 40 degrees F.

Do not fertilize until 6 months after planting.

Cordia uses
Ornamental Use:
Because of its beautiful flowers, the plant is generally grown as a specimen tree
Medicinal Use:

Syrup of the bark, flowers, or fruit is taken for coughs and bronchial ailments
Teas made from the flowers are used to treat venereal disease
The tree s sap is applied to wounds
Leaves washed in warm water or dressed with oil are used as poultices for headaches and sprains
Unripe fruit are emetic


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