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Cordia Sebestena

Orange Geiger


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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.

Additional information

Common Name

Orange Geiger

Florida Native

No, Not FL Native


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


Plant Type

Deciduous, Evergreen


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