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Seashore and Beach Plants

Terminalia catappa Umbrella tree Ketapang Combretaceae

 

 Umbrella tree, ketapang, Terminalia ketappa

 

Terminalia ketappa

 Umbrella tree, ketapang, Terminalia ketappa

This attractive tree has horizontal, tiered branches and a broad, flattened canopy which is often twice as wide as its height of 60 ft (18 m).
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 .

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