This attractive tree has horizontal, tiered branches and a broad,
flattened canopy which is often twice as wide as its height of 60 ft
The leaves are glossy green and broadly oval with prominent veins;
as they age they turn bright orange, then red, and fall at any time
of year, though the tree is never completely bare.
The inconspicuous but lightly fragrant white flowers are held on
spikes near the ends of branches .
They are followed by yellow fruit, which are tinged with red when
ripe; they consist of fibrous flesh surrounding an almond-like seed
of which the kernel is edible, either raw or roasted.
Flowering colors: White,fragrant
Garden type: Seaside.Position: Sunny
Cultivation:They need well-drained soil and plenty of sun; some
species tolerate salty winds and dry conditions.
Propagate from seed .
Edible Parts: The seed is a good source of food. Remove the
fleshy, green covering and eat the seed raw or cooked.