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Planchonia careya, Barringtonia careya, Careya australis, Cocky Apple, Cockatoo Apple, Billygoat Plum

Planchonia careya, Barringtonia careya, Careya australis

Cocky Apple, Cockatoo Apple, Billygoat Plum
Family: Lecythidaceae
Origin: Australia
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersEthnomedical plant.
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Planchonia careya is a small tree, 4-10 metres high, which is briefly deciduous in the dry season.

Flowers are large, white and fleshy with numerous pink and white stamens 5-6 cm long. The individual flowers are superbly ornamental, but the flowering tree is seldom spectacular, as only a few flowers are usually produced at a time.

Another reason why flowering trees are not readily appreciated is because the Cocky Apple flowers at night. The flowers can be seen opening up at dusk.


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Planchonia careya, Barringtonia careya, Careya australis, Cocky Apple, Cockatoo Apple, Billygoat Plum
Planchonia careya, Barringtonia careya, Careya australis, Cocky Apple, Cockatoo Apple, Billygoat Plum


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Planchonia valida - Cockatoo Apple

Planchonia valida is a large, evergreen tree from Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Indonesia, New Guinea. Young leaves - eaten raw as a vegetable, eaten as lalab (a vegetable salad served with sambal) with rice. The plant also has some local medicinal uses and valuable timber. The wood is reddish brown with yellow specks, very hard and close-grained, seasons well and takes a fine polish. The flowers can be seen opening up at dusk. Flowers are large, white and fleshy with numerous pink and white stamens. The individual flowers are superbly ornamental.

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Grown in
10"/3 gal pot
6 plants in stock
$52.95