Cynometra ramiflora, Balitbitan, Catong Laut

Cynometra ramiflora

Balitbitan, Catong Laut
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Origin: Southeast Asia
Small tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterRegular waterOrnamental foliageWhite, off-white flowers

This small tree, native to Southeast Asia, can reach heights of 10 - 20 ft. Its ornamental foliage and white to off-white flowers make it desirable in landscapes.

When growing Cynometra ramiflora it is best to plant it in full sun or semi-shade and ensure it has regular water with moderate water. As it requires well drained soil, it is better to group them in a low lying area on well drained soil. Unfortunately, this plant is not suitable for cold regions as it can get damaged when temperatures dip below the freezing point. Thus, in cold regions, the best way to grow this plant is in containers and keeping them indoors during extreme cold weather.

Cynometra ramiflora is a tree that does not need much maintenance. However, for it to thrive, it is important to fertilize the soil with organic matter annually in order to replenish its nutrients. Additionally, prune off old, wilted branches and flowers as it will encourage healthy and new growth. This tree is moderately resistant to diseases, however it may require periodic treatments with fungicide in order to prevent indiscriminate spread of any illneses.

All in all, the Cynometra ramiflora is a great addition to any landscape, that through its unique foliage and beautiful white to off-white flowers can definitely add a certain visual charm. It requires minimal maintenance and with proper care can bring beauty and grace to any garden.

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Cynometra ramiflora, Balitbitan, Catong Laut
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