Cordia, Scarlet cordia - Plant
Description for Cordia, Scarlet cordia
The large, seven-inch-long, stiff, dark green leaves are rough and hairy, feeling much like sandpaper.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Geiger tree, Orange Geiger||Orange.||Spring and summer.||15-20 feet.||Easy.|
Planting and care
|Full sun.||It grows well in places where soil is a problem.||The roots are very susceptible to rot; therefore watering should be done only when needed.||30 to 40 degrees F.||Do not fertilize until 6 months after planting.|
Caring for Cordia
- The 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.
Typical uses of Cordia
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.