Ceratonia siliqua (Carob)

  • Ceratonia siliqua (Carob)
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Carob trees are a fascinating, ornamental evergreen tree featuring edible pods that for many years have been used as a substitute for chocolate. Their resilient nature makes them ideal in dry conditions.


Prefers well drained soil in a full sun position. Moderate watering in the early years but will tolerate dry conditions and frost when established. Requires male and female trees to pollinate. Fruit ripens for harvest through late autumn to early winter.

Landscape Uses

Ideal as a feature tree in an Aussie Mediterranean themed garden. Planted in numbers carob make a superb windbreak in hot dry conditions and great shade tree. Carob pods add a unique character to edible gardens.


Height to 7m
Width to 10m