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Parmentiera cereifera, Candle Tree, Arbol de vela

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Parmentiera cereifera

Candle Tree, Arbol de vela
Family: Bignoniaceae
Origin: Central and South America
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

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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