Moringa hildebrandtii is a deciduous tree growing 15 - 25 metres tall. The tree has a bloated water-storing trunk that can be 100cm in diameter[
The tree is now extinct in the wild but is commonly planted and survives in large numbers in traditional horticultural practice in Madagascar[
]. It addition to its various uses, the tree is also esteemed as an ornamental because of its stature, large leaves, scented flowers, and fast growth[
Africa - southwestern Madagascar.
Extinct in the wild, but commonly cultivated in Madagascar[
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Ornamental
A plant of the dry tropics, often surviving in very arid conditions.
Requires a position in full sun[
]. Requires a well-drained soil[
]. Established plants are very drought tolerant.
The pulpy wood is commonly harvested for medicinal use[
The trees are grown in rows as living fences[
The wood is very succulent and therefore not used for construction[
Seed - sown in a fertile soil in a lightly shaded position in a nursery seedbed. Germination is usually easy and the seedlings straightforward to grow. During the dry season seedlings can be transplanted into the field without irrigation, even into dry places with poor soil[
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