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Terminalia muelleri, Muellers Terminalia

Terminalia muelleri

Muellers Terminalia
Family: Combretaceae
Origin: North America
Big tree taller than 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterWhite, off-white flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

This is a small, 30-foot-tall, deciduous tree which forms a symmetrical, horizontally-layered silhouette from an arrow-straight trunk. The leathery, four-inch-long leaves turn attractively red in autumn and winter before dropping. In spring, the trees are decorated with spikes of tiny greenish-white blossoms which are followed by dark blue, small fruits. This tree is probably well suited for a street tree and other urban planting sites where a small tree is needed. It would also make a nice addition to the small residential lot as a specimen tree or small shade tree for a patio or deck. Terminalia muelleri should be grown in full sun on any well-drained soil, tolerating acid, alkaline, and even salt, and are very wind-resistant. Trees should be planted where they can be protected from frost. Propagation is by seed.

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