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Moringa drouhardii

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Eric in Orlando

Here is our Moringa drouhardii. This is a Madagascar native and will grow a thick swollen trunk but with short branches and weepy foliage. Its fast growing and very drought tolerant. Looks like a tree from a Dr. Suess book. This is in our Arid Garden, it gets no irrigation.

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OldNed

Planted these Moringa drouhardii about 3 years ago in pots. Put them in the ground last Spring..they really took off after that...this pic from July '07.

Today the one in the center is about 15 feet tall. I cut off a couple feet of that one a few months ago (under power lines)...it bifurcated but only one of the branches survived.

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Meangreen94z

Any updated photos?

 

Is anyone growing Moringa Hildebrandtii or Ovalifolia? Or know of the actual hardiness limit of these three? Thanks.

Hildebrandtii:

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Ovalifolia

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greysrigging

I have a few small potted specimens grown from seed collected at Xmas......very fast growing from seed, already 3' tall
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greysrigging

Some trees at the Gardens, Darwin
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Meangreen94z

Thanks. They look extremely lush in your climate. I have a small Hildebrandtii that put quite a bit of growth on it last year.

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