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Candle Stick Tree

Parmentiera cereifera

a.k.a. Candle Tree, Candlestick Tree

Striking, waxy skinned green-yellow fruit that is popular in parts of Mexico. Fruits grow to 12" long.

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Description

Medium sized tree.

Hardiness

Unknown.

Growing Environment

Grows well in tropical regions but will survive frosts. The Candle Stick Tree is fairly adaptable to a range of soils and climate conditions. Not much attention is usually given to cultivation requirements.

Propagation

By seeds.

Uses

Fruits and seeds are edible. The tree is also commonly grown as an ornamental for its strange appearance when fruits are ripening.

Native Range

Native to Central and South America.

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