Cecropia peltata, Cecropia, Yagrumo, Guarumo

Cecropia peltata

Cecropia, Yagrumo, Guarumo
Family: Moraceae
Origin: Central America, South America
Big tree taller than 20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterOrnamental foliageEdible plantSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Cecropia peltata, also called trumpet-tree, is a fast growing tropical tree. Very showy tree with spreading crown and large leaves up to 24 inches wide with silver-white lower surfaces. Cylindrical, soft-flesh fruit are drooping in clusters resembling octopus. They very tasty - sweet, watery, aromatic.

See Article: How to grow Cecropia from seeds.

Close related species - Cecropia polystachya.

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