Melia azederach

White cedar

Technical information

Height: 10m x Width: 8m

Habit & Growth rate: A moderate to fast growth rate. The Melia azedarach exhibits a rounded habit.

Foliage: Melia azedarach is an Australian native semi-deciduous tree that displays bright green leaves throughout summer, and in the autumn months the foliage colour is a clear yellow. Pale violet coloured flowers with a subtle fragrance are borne in mid to late spring and yellow fruit is also present in the Summer and Autumn months.


The Melia azedarach is a very adaptable tree that performs well in a range of conditions. Performs well in most soils and likes to be planted in a sunny postion. Melia azedarach is a good choice for a small garden and is a beautiful stand alone tree with great foliage and flowers.

All plant dimensions are estimates only and ultimate size and growth rates will depend on growing conditions, particularly when used in some urban environments.