Whitehorse City Council

Melia azedarach – White Cedar

A medium, deciduous, spreading tree, with a wide layered canopy. The bark is grey brown and flowers are scented purplish-mauve in spring, while small round fruit appear in winter. Can be used under powerlines, not suitable for use in narrow nature strips.

Evergreen/deciduous: deciduous
Maintenance: low
Pest and disease: generally trouble free
Height: 6-12m x 5-8m
Growth rate: medium to fast
Canopy density: medium
Origin: Queensland, NSW
Drought tolerance: high
Water-logging tolerance: average
Wind tolerance: average
Frost tolerance: high
Pollution: moderate