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Anyone for chocolate? Well not "real" chocolate, and perhaps not for a few years, but with some patience, you could grow your own carob beans in your own backyard. In the meantime, you may just have to enjoy Ceratonia Siliqua Chocolate Carob Tree, a brilliant evergreen tree with glossy foliage suitable for landscaping as it makes a stunning ornamental tree in its own right. This elegant tree produces a dense canopy of deep green, glossy foliage, even during times of drought, therefore making it a reliable performer in harsh environments such as streetscapes. The new growth can often take on a distinctive copper/bronze colour, providing a delightful display of colour, which is often followed by very small red grape bunch like flowers, and eventually, bunches of green carobs that eventually turn a dark chocolate brown.
Ceratonia Siliqua Chocolate Carob Tree is a relatively quick-growing medium-sized tree, suitable as a feature or as part of a broader landscape setting where it is often used in public spaces such as nature strips, public parks, roundabouts, where a reliable and hardy tree is required to withstand the harsh conditions. Ceratonia Siliqua Chocolate Carob Tree is tolerant of drought conditions and can tolerate moderate levels of salinity (i.e. sea-spray derived) as well frosts.
Advantages of Ceratonia Siliqua Chocolate Carob Tree
Stylish medium sized tree
Edible "chocolate" bean pod
Hardy glossy foliage
Majestic specimen tree ideal for harsh environments
Large long-lived evergreen tree
3 - 4m height in the first 5 years, but can grow as tall as 8m+ over the years
6 - 8 m apart is suitable planting distance though these are generally planted as features
Suitable for part-shade and full sun
Will grow in most regions of Australia, however prefers warm climates
Hardy evergreen tree
Seed Sowing Instructions
Easy to follow seed propagation notes are provided with every seed purchase
Seeds of this variety are best started in seed raising mix or Jiffy® pellets before planting into the garden
What am I Purchasing?
Premium seeds of Ceratonia Siliqua Chocolate Carob Tree