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Carob Tree
Carob Tree

Common name:Carob Tree
Botanical name:Ceratonia siliqua

This bushy, evergreen large shrub or tree can be trained as a hedge or as single stemmed tree. It can grow to 40' tall or be kept low as an informal hedge. Female trees have pods which contain carob, a cocoa substitute. The tree prefers full sun and deep infrequent watering. This great shade tree and does well in desert areas.

Designer: Rancho Santa Ana BG

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Soils and Compost:

Incorporate compost 6" into your soil to retain water, reduce compaction, feed earthworms, and provide valuable nutrients to your plants.

Integrated Pest Management:

Attract, or buy beneficial insects such as ladybugs and lacewings to control pest outbreaks in your garden.