The Caroliniana originated from South-Eastern USA. It is a medium-sized tree that is pyramidal in youth, becoming a loosely oval habit with maturity. Its leaves are a glossy, dark green and about 6-12 cm in length. They are elliptical and slightly waved in shape. In late winter to spring, beautiful cream coloured flowers are produced in racemes about 5-8 cm long. All parts of this plant can be poisonous, so it should be planted away from livestock and children. When crushed or damaged the leaves and twigs emit an almond fragrance.
Ideal Conditions: Grows best in well-drained but moist soil, full or partial sun
Maximum Height: 12 metres