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Cordia myxa , Assyrian Plum, Lasura

Cordia myxa

Assyrian Plum, Lasura
Family: Boraginaceae
Origin: Tropical Asia
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterWhite, off-white flowersEthnomedical plant.
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Cordia myxa (Assyrian Plum) is a small deciduous tree native to tropical Asia and grows to about 10-20 ft in height. It thrives in full sun and requires moderate water. This plant produces magnificent white or off-white flowers from May to October, and around June, it produces surprisingly edible and sweet plums. This ethnomedical plant is appreciated for its many health benefits, from its ripe fruit full of vitamins to the Lasura bark and roots which can be used as a local remedy against cough, cold and other ailments.

When grown in a container, Cordia myxa will thrive in USDA Hardiness Zones 9-11. To ensure its optimal growth, the soil should be kept moist but not soggy. If you live in a region with colder winter temperatures, make sure to shelter the plant indoors, such as in a warm porch. When on the move indoors, bringing the plant into warmer temperature slowly is necessary to prevent shock. When taking outdoors in the warmer weather, the transition must also be consistent to ensure optimal growth. Additionally, the plant will appreciate a bit of fertilizer a couple of times during the growing season.


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