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Berrya cordifolia, Espera cordifolia , Malibayo, Trincomalee wood

Berrya cordifolia, Espera cordifolia

Malibayo, Trincomalee wood
Family: Malvaceae
Origin: Southeast Asia
Big tree taller than 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Berrya cordifolia is a remarkable tree, with an impressive height that can reach up to 20 feet, making it an ideal choice for shade in parks and home gardens. Its beautiful heartshaped leaves and showy clusters of pink to red flowers make it quite attractive. The mature plant is cold hardy and tolerate short periods of temperatures in the low 30s F and is suitable for USDA Zones 9-11.

Grown in full sun or a partially shaded area, this tree needs regular watering during the summer, especially in the drier areas, with a moderate water requirement of once or twice a week. The plant care for the Berrya cordifolia is relatively easy, with low maintenance for weeding, prunning or fertilizing. It is tolerant of poor soil, although preferring well-draining soil.

In cold regions, the Berrya cordifolia can be grown in a pot. A large container should be used, with a good quality, draining potting soil. Make sure the pot has drainage holes on the bottom and place it in a sunny area and keep the soil moist but not soggy. It may require more water during the winter and a little more protection from the cold, especially if planted in a pot. Consider covering the pot with a blanket or other warm material if the temperature drops to lower than 20 degrees F.



Berrya cordifolia, Espera cordifolia , Malibayo, Trincomalee wood
Berrya cordifolia, Espera cordifolia , Malibayo, Trincomalee wood


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