Cordia sebestena also known as Orange Geiger Tree, Geranium Tree, Anaconda, Scarlet Cordia This dense, rounded, evergreen native tree grows slowly to a height of 25 feet with an equal spread and can develop a trunk 12 inches thick. The large, seven-inch-long, stiff, dark green leaves are rough and hairy, feeling much like sandpaper. Appearing throughout the year, but especially in spring and summer, are dark orange, two-inch-wide flowers which appear in clusters at branch tips. The splendid flowers are followed by one to two-inch-long, pearshaped fruits, which have a pleasant fragrance but are not particularly tasty.
United States and Bahamas
Cordia Sebestena is commonly known as Geiger Tree and it is an evergreen Shrub. It grows to a maximum height of 25-30 feet at maturity, with a nearly equal spread. The dense, evergreen foliage consists of dark green, leathery, alternate, ovate leaves, seven inches long, with wavy margins. These leaves are covered with small hairs, lending them a rough texture. Flowers are produced in clusters at branch ends throughout the year, particularly in the spring and summer. They are dark orange in colour.
Cordia Sebestena needs to be grown in full sun. It grows well in places where the soil is not a problem. The roots are very susceptible to rot; therefore watering should be done only when needed. The plant is drought tolerant.
Well suited to be grown in gardens for its beautiful flowers.