They can be used as an ornamental plant or for bonsai.
Nauclea orientalis, commonly known as Nauclea, is a large shrub or small tree that typically grows between 5 to 10 feet tall. It is a fast-growing tropical tree that produces gorgeous white or off-white flowers and attractive, edible yellow or orange fruits. This hardy tropical tree enjoys full sun and regular water, making it a great addition to your garden.
Nauclea is native to tropical regions of Southeast Asia and is grown in USDA hardiness zones 9 to 11. The hardy tropical tree is popularly grown as an ornamental plant or for bonsai and is a great addition to any garden. It is noted for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden, and its fruits are juicy, edible and highly nutritious. Nauclea tree can produce an abundance of fruits and can be eaten raw or can be used to make sauces or drinks. Fruits of Nauclea are rich in vitamin C and can help to improve the digestive health, reduce inflammation and boost the immune system.
When it comes to growing Nauclea, it is fairly easy with the right conditions. Planting Nauclea in a pot is possible in cold climates, as long as the pot is brought indoors during the colder months. The tree prefers full sun and regular watering and is drought tolerant once established. When planting in the ground, make sure the area has good drainage and no standing water. This hardy tree is remarkably easy to care for, and with a bit of pruning and the right conditions, it will quickly reach a mature size.