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Scientific Name: Cupaniopsis anacardioides (A. Rich.) Radlkf.
Family: Sapindaceae
Carrotwood (Cupaniopsis  anacardioides) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 16-26
USDA: 9b-12

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Australia, Irian Jaya (Indonesia) and Papua New Guinea

Growth Habits: Evergreen tree, sometimes multi-trunked, rather slow growing, up to 20 to 35 feet (6-10 m); glossy, leathery, pinnately compound leaves with 4 to 10 oblongt leaflets, 4 to 8 inches long (10-20 cm)

Watering Needs: Moderate water, tolerates some drought, salty soil, wet soil

Propagation: Self sows

Listed as a noxious weed in Florida, because of its invasive tendencies there.

Carrotwood (Cupaniopsis  anacardioides)

Photo NPS

Blooming Habits:
Clusters of small, greenish-white flowers, in winter (January to March

Fruiting Habits:
Three-lobed orange capsules, containing 3 shiny black seeds. The fruits are produced unequally, with some trees producing a lot, and some others, none.

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