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Moringa drouhardii


Eric in Orlando
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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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Eric

Orlando, FL

zone 9b/10a

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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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Merritt Island, Florida 32952

28º21'06.15"N 80º40'03.75"W

Zone 9b-10a

4-5 feet above sea level

Four miles inland

No freeze since '89...Damn!-since 2nd week of Jan., 2010

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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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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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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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On 4/26/2020 at 5:36 PM, Meangreen94z said:

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

Did you lose this in the freeze?  I've been wanting to try a Drouhardii but they are hard to come by.  The other Moringas are starting to grab my attention as they pop up when I'm searching for Drouhardii info.

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