CERATONIA SILIQUA - Algarrobo
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PLANTS OF CAROB BEAN - CERATONIA SILIQUA

Culinary, ornamental, fodder and medicinal tree which is densely cultivated for its carobs in the Iberian Peninsula. Bonsai. Grows on dry, stony and limestone soils under cool climates. It is frost-tolerant. As a xerophytic species, Carob is well adapted to the ecological conditions of the Mediterranean region.

The seeds feed the game and horses but also humans in some countries. A substitute to chocolate, liquors and fodders are made from its seeds. The wood is used in cabinet making and marquetry. It has anti fungal, astringent and anti diarrhoeal properties.

Evergreen tree up to 10m with lanceolate, dark-green leaves and red flowers without petals. The carob, its fruit, is long, brown and it has a sweet taste.

Dig a hole at least two or three times as wide and deep as the root ball. Take out the plant from the container and loosen roots to allow them to spread out in all direction. Cut possible broken roots. Mix the soil extracted with a substrate and fill part of the hole with the mixture obtained. Place the plant in the hole and cover with the remaining mixture. Compact the soil around the plant and water thoroughly.

Height of plant: Plug: 10/15cm - 11cm Pot: 40/60cm
22,78  without VAT (10%)

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Plantation
Flowering
Climate Zone Mediterranean, Warm areas
Flower colour Red
Foliage Evergreen
Fruit color Brown
Hardiness Drought resistant, Hardy
Height of plant Plug: 10/15cm - 11cm Pot: 40/60cm
Plant use Bonsai, Coastal garden, Desertification, Fodder, Landscaping, Low maintenance garden, Medicinal, Reforestation, Shade tree, Singular, Street Tree, Timber, Urban garden, Wild garden
Soil - Moisture Dry
Soil - Ph Alkaline
Soil - Type Chalk, Poor, Stony
Sunlight - Exposure Sun
Watering Moderate
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