Common Chinaberry

Melia Azedarach

Image of Common Chinaberry
Whole Plant
Image of Common Chinaberry Flower

Christy Zamora, Agro / Hort 100G Spring 2002

The Melia azedarach or chinaberry is a member of the Meliaceae family and is a deciduous tree. The chinaberry can grow 30-50 feet high and has leaves 1-3 feet long and 1-2 inches leaflets. In the spring or early summer it blooms lilac flowers. It then gets hard yellow fruits inch across which ripen in the fall and continue all winter. This tree is a very fast grower and adapts well to poor soil.