Euodia hortensis, Melicope hortensis, Evodia

Euodia hortensis, Melicope hortensis

Family: Rutaceae
Origin: South East Asia
Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterWhite, off-white flowersEthnomedical plant.
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Euodia hortensis is a large shrub or small tree native to Southeast Asia, usually growing between 5 to 20 feet in height and producing white or off-white, fragrant flowers during summer. A tropical plant, Euodia hortensis thrives in full sun and regular watering, making it a surprisingly adaptable and easy to care for addition to the garden.

In its native tropical habitat, Euodia hortensis can be grown in USDA Zones 9-11, however, in cold regions the plant should be grown in container. For best results, bring the containerized plants to a sheltered area in cooler climates, such as a greenhouse or warm garage. Water regularly and give the boost of humidity by misting the leaves and trapping warm air around the plant. Reduce watering in winter, to avoid root rot, as the plant needs much less water when inactive.

Another great way to get the most out of your Euodia hortensis is to fertilize it in spring and summer. This will help to elongate the stem and increase its overall size. A balanced fertilizer with a ratio of equal parts nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium usually works well with Euodia hortensis, but make sure to read the manufacturer's instructions before applying anything to your plant.

The presence of Euodia hortensis in your garden is sure to catch the eye of all your visitors. With its vibrant foliage, this beautiful, fragrant plant also has ethnomedical uses and can be used to spice up your favorite dishes or brew a tea, due to its pleasant aroma.

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