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This Cordia Sebestena (Orange Geiger) is another color variation of the geiger’s. It is an evergreen/deciduous tropical tree. For the Geiger trees leaf drop may occur during periods of cold weather.
Subsequently is a moderate-size 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 and oval, about 1 1/2 inches long, contain 1-4 seeds and white in color when ripe. They are edible and attract birds.
Cordia Sebestena (Orange Geiger) propagates 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 because its high salt tolerance and as it is pretty as a colorful it is an ideal specimen plant in gardens or the ground or containers.