Parmentiera cereifera, Candle Tree, Arbol de vela

Parmentiera cereifera

Candle Tree, Arbol de vela
Family: Bignoniaceae
Origin: Central and South America
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterWhite, off-white flowersEdible plant

Medium size 25' tropical tree with 2" wide white flowers that are borne directly on the branches and are soon followed by dangling yellow fruits to 4' length. They resemble yellow candles. Fruits and seeds are edible. The tree is also commonly grown as an ornamental for its strange appearance when fruits are ripening.

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