Cordia Sebestena – Orange Geiger

Orange Geiger

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Description

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This Orange Geiger is another color variation of the geiger’s. It is an evergreen/deciduous tropical tree; leaf drop may occur during periods of cold weather.

Subsequently is a moderate-sized tree growing to a height of 15-20 feet, it has gray furrowed bark and develops a dense round crown. Additionally, the dull green leaves are alternate, oval and thick with a rough upper surface, the edges often serrated and measuring 9 x 4 1/2 inches. Also, clusters of showy light to dark orange funnel-form flowers are borne at the branch ends. Fruits are small egg-shaped, about 1 1/2 inches long, contain 1-4 seeds and white in color when ripe. They are edible and attract birds.

Orange Geiger can be propagated from seeds or cuttings; and the tree grows best on alkaline soils, can easily be transplanted and responds well to pruning. The geiger beetle is a particular pest to this species, and can cause leaf loss; spraying can control the pest. Orange geiger is an attractive tree for streetscapes, along the seaside and as a colorful specimen plant in gardens in the ground or containers.

Additional information

Common Name

Orange Geiger

Florida Native

No, Not FL Native

Origin

South America, West Indies

Flowering Season

All Year

Salt Tolerance

High Salt Tolerance

Drought Tolerance

High Drought Tolerance

Growth Rate

Slow Growth Rate

Light Requirements

Full Sun

Flower Color

Orange

Plant Type

Deciduous, Evergreen

Gallons

25 gal., 50 gal., 65 gal., 100 gal., 200 gal., 300 gal.