Barringtonia asiatica
SEA POISON TREE, FISH KILLER TREE
Lecythidaceae

 
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Plant type: evergreen tree

Hardiness zones: 10-13

Sunlight: hot overhead sun to warm low sun

Soil Moisture: constantly moist to usually boggy

Soil: ordinary soil, enriched soil, sand, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline

Tolerances: high wind, first line salt wind
15m
Plant habit
 
8m

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Origins: Australia, QLD, Indian Ocean Islands, India-Subcontinent, Tropical Asia, Pacific Islands

Other Botanical Names: Agasta asiatica, A. indica, A. splendida, Barringtonia butonica, B. senequei, B. speciosa, Butonica speciosa, Huttum speciosum, Mammea asiatica, Michelia asiatica, Mitraria commersonia

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Barringtonia asiatica
SEA POISON TREE, FISH KILLER TREE
Lecythidaceae

 

  Plant type: evergreen tree

Hardiness zones: 10-13

Sunlight: hot overhead sun to warm low sun

Soil Moisture: constantly moist to usually boggy

Soil: ordinary soil, enriched soil, sand, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline

Tolerances: high wind, first line salt wind
15m
Plant habit
 
8m

FEATURES

Flowers: moderately fragrant flowers in white

Flowering Time: early spring to late summer

Leaves: bronze new leaves


DESIGN

Garden Styles: suits oriental, coastal & bush designs

Uses: shade tree

Growth rate: average

Maintenance Level: average

Skill Level: average






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