Species

Melia azedarach

Common Name(s)

Melia

Authority

Melia azedarach L.

Family

Meliaceae

Flora Category

Vascular - Exotic

Structural Class

Dicotyledonous Trees & Shrubs

Flower Colours

Red / Pink,White

Reason For Introduction
Horticultural.

Life Cycle Comments
Long-lived tree.

Reproduction
Mainly by seed but can root sucker extensively

Seed
Fleshy bird dispersed fruits - seed long-lived.

Dispersal
Bird dispersed and by gravity. Also spread through careless disposal of garden waste.

Tolerances
Drought and cold tolerant once established.

Poisonous plant:
The yellow fruits of this species are poisonous.








This page last updated on 9 Dec 2010