Best performance occurs in Mediterranean-type climates (hot-dry summer and mild-wet winter) such as California. Common olive trees are drought tolerant once established. Trees are not winter hardy to the St. Louis area where they are best grown in greenhouses or conservatories.
Common name: Badminton Ball Tree, African locust tree, Gong-Stick Tree
Bloom time: June to July
Height: 20.00 to 30.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Have a hose or bucket of water and all your planting tools nearby. Keep your bare-root rose in water until you are ready to place it in the ground.Plants can be cut back and moved in either spring or fall, but not in midsummer, as they might suffer and die in the heat.
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- The vining varieties require a support structure as some can get 15 feet tall.
- All plants prefer sun to light shade sites with well-draining and moderately fertile soil.
- Install the plant in the ground at the same level it was growing in the nursery pot.
- Most plants are grafted onto the common rootstock because of its superior hardiness.
- Leave the foliage until it turns brown in the fall.
- This is important so that the plant stores energy for next year’s flowering.
- Cut down the dead stalks in the late fall or early spring.
- Before winter, add 4 to 6 inches of mulch, simply to delay the ground freeze and allow the roots to keep growing.
Where winter hardy, they can be grown as ornamentals and/or for fruit production. Climate must be proper for good fruit production. Where not winter hardy, grow in greenhouses or conservatories or in containers that are overwintered in cool indoor locations.
- Parkia biglobosa, also known as the African locust bean or néré, is a perennial deciduous tree of the Fabaceae family.
- Various parts of the locust bean tree are used for medicinal purposes.
- As a standing tree, locust bean may have a positive effect on the yield of other nearby crops.
for medicinal use
Thursday, 30 January 2020
Saturday, 22 September 2018
Seeds germinated fast, in 1 week. Thanks.
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