Calophyllum inophyllum - Plant
Common name: Alexandrian laurel balltree, beach calophyllum, beach touriga, beautyleaf
Bloom time: April to may
Height: 8 to 20 m
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Beauty leaf trees are only for gardeners in frost-free areas. Rated for USDA plant hardiness zones 10b and 11, they die when exposed to freezing temperatures. If you live in a climate where you can grow a beauty leaf tree, you should consider the impact the fruit has on the landscape before planting the tree.
Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- With showy, white flowers that bloom in summer and attractive, glossy evergreen foliage, beauty leaf trees are tropical gems that deserve their name.
- They grow slowly to a height of up to 50 feet with a lush canopy that spreads 30 to 50 feet.
- Their intense fragrance and dense shade make them highly desirable specimen trees, but as youâ€™ll see, they arenâ€™t suitable for most North American landscapes.
Beds, border fronts, pots, containers
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
No serious insect or disease problems.
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