This glossy leaved Australian native tolerates seascoast air, poor soil and drought. A perfect fit for Marina, although there are not many planted here (yet). Young carrot wood trees can grow quickly but growth slows as they mature. They are low care and are easy to prune to shape with a dense canopy of leaves. Carrot wood has a beautiful trunk structure as a multi trunk tree - similar to an olive. The inner bark is a bright orange hence the name 'carrot wood'. Flowers are insignificant. Mature trees produce an interesting orange fruit that splits in thirds to reveal black seeds. Some trees will produce more fruit than others - there is no way to tell at the nursery when making your selection!
This species (also called Tuckeroo) is considered an invading pest in Florida swamps and marshlands as it naturalizes quickly in those environments. Although it will reseed freely here (if it seeds at all), Marina does not provide the conditions to make this tree an invading species. Its low maintenance and growth habits make this a good local street tree selection.
20 feet wide