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.
You may browse related categories
Want to write review ?Click here to Login
What garden lovers say ... ?
Wow nice plants and delivered in great condition..
Low maintenance perennial indoor potted plant
Great plant for a green gift