Melia – Cape Lilac (White Cedar)


Melia azedarach “Cape Lilac” 

Semi Advanced – 25L bag

Advanced – 45L bag

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A hardy flowering tree chosen for its drought tolerance, soft foliage and showy flowers. Suitable as a shade tree in larger gardens and parks. Sometimes referred to as a “Cape Lilac” or “White Cedar.”

Height: 10m

Width: 8m

Growth Rate: Moderate

Foliage: Mid-green pinnate foliage, turning yellow in autumn.

Flower: Panicles of lilac coloured flowers with a subtle fragrance from mid to late spring. Flowers become berries which are attractive to red-tailed black cockatoos however are toxic to humans.

Bark: Grey-brown bark forms textured furrows as it matures.

Conditions: Tolerates most soil types. Full sun to part shade.