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Lonchocarpus violaceus, Lilac Tree, Dotted Lancepod, Chaperno

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Lonchocarpus violaceus

Lilac Tree, Dotted Lancepod, Chaperno
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Origin: Africa
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunRegular waterBlue/lavender/purple flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Evergreen tree with a fast-growing, dense canopy. Produces lilac-fragrant, lavender, showy flowers during the late summer/fall. Produces long, slender, seed pods. Typically 25-35ft in height. Plant at least 30 feet from power lines and 16-22 feet from your house. Water during planting and for one year thereafter.

According to other sources, Lonchocarpus violaceus and Lonchocarpus capassa are different plants.

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