Carrot Wood | Drought Tolerant Trees
The Carrot Wood (Cupaniopsis anacardioides) is commonly grown as a multi-trunk tree, these trunks and branches tend to funnel inward, producing the ‘stem’ of the carrot, while the dark, dense evergreen canopy represents the leaves waiting to be plucked from the ground. While the Carrotwood certainly resembles this vegetable, it’s certainly not as easily removed, as the dense canopy and twisting trunk and branch pattern protect it from wind and inclement weather – this design is much to this tree’s benefit.
Wet to moist soil, better in coastal climates
Full sun to partial shade
12-24 inches per season
Small orange or yellow capsule
Pest & Disease
Resistant to Oak Root Fungus. Susceptible to Root Rot and Verticillium
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