Common Name: Evodia
Appearance: Shrubs and trees, erect plants, deciduous or evergreen.
Flowers: Large heads of small flowers.
Features: Attractive to nectar feeding birds and animals, many have herbal or other uses (eg. for medicines, cosmetics, timber, ingredient in varnish etc).
Requirements: Moist & fertile, but well drained soils are preferred. Most are from tropical rainforests, can be frost tender.
Culture: Most grow well in light shade, some hardy to cold, most are tropical, propagate by seed or cuttings (semi hardwood or root).
Pest & Disease: Scale - use white oil. Grasshoppers - use Carbaryl. Leaf minors can be a problem if plant is under stress.
Species & Varieties:
Over 50 species including:
E. Daniellii -Very hardy, pollution tolerant, small tree or large shrub to 5m tall, attractive red fruit.
E. hortensis (Melicope hortensis) (Lacy Lady) -Medium shrub to 3m with pendulant lime-green leaves, small insignificant flowers.
E. trichotoma -Sometimes used to control vermin.
Want to Learn More?
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For more information on Courses on Horticulture and Plants:
In Australia: www.acs.edu.au/Courses/horti.aspx
In the UK: www.acsedu.co.uk/Courses/horti.aspx
Tropical Plants Course: www.hortcourses.com/courses/tropical-plants-bht234-404.aspx