Top Questions About Carrotwood Trees

Click on links below to jump to that question.

Questions About Carrotwood Trees

Asked by
Anonymous on
April 5, 2016

Q. Is carrotwood tree allelopathic

Mango tree planted on former site of carrotwood tree not thriving.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 6, 2016
Certified Expert
A.

I couldn't find anything in my research to suggest that the carrotwood tree was allelopathic, so let's talk about your mango tree and see what is happening with that. How old is the tree? How is your mango tree not thriving? How have you cared for it in terms of watering and fertilizing? Is it getting full sun? How long ago was the carrot wood tree removed before the mango tree was put in its place? And how was the carrotwood tree removed - any chemicals?

For more information on the care of mango trees and mango tree problems, please visit the following links:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/mango/growing-mango-trees.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/mango/mango-tree-not-producing.htm

00
Was this answer useful?
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!
Asked by
doncramer1212 on
May 19, 2017
91307

Q. carrotwood tree

There are small balls that drop from the tree. Are they harmful to dogs?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 21, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

I have not been able to find a definitive answer on the toxicity of a Carrotwood Tree.

Please check with your vet or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control.
https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control

00
Was this answer useful?
Asked by
Anonymous on
January 22, 2018

Q. Carrotwood trees

I have a carrotwood tree that I’m having a hard time growing grass under. People have told me the tree kills the grass. I live in southern Florida on the west coast. Is there any type of grass I can grow under this tree?? I’m thinking on planting St. Augustine. Thank You; John

Jonkanue@aol.com

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
January 22, 2018
Certified Expert
A.

The carrotwood's roots seem to be very hungry and grass and other plants have a hard time competing with them (the roots can also ruin sidewalks nearby), so removing it is probably the best option. Some say that the seed pods or the seeds of carrotwood also kill the grass. If you keep the tree, try to remove all the seedpods that fall. The seeds will also grow readily into carrotwood seedlings. I am not sure of any specific types of grass that would tolerate the tree better.
Also, please see these articles about the carrotwood tree's invasiveness:
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ag111
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/carrotwood/carrotwood-tree-information.htmSome say

00
Was this answer useful?
Asked by
Anonymous on
June 12, 2019

Q. Carrotwood Tree (Cupaniopsis anacardioides)

Will a Carrotwood tree do well in zone 8b Nevada?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 12, 2019
Certified Expert
A.

No, not a good choice for that hardiness zone.

https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/cupaniopsis-anacardioides

Sunset Zones 16 - 24; H1, H2.

USDA Hardiness Zones 10 - 11.

00
Was this answer useful?
Asked by
lloydhines58 on
June 18, 2019
Victorville, Ca 92395

Q. Care for my Carrot wood trees

Hello, about three weeks ago we purchased two carrotwood trees, and had them planted. They have now lost all their leaves. The so-called nursery that we bought them from told us that they were not getting enough water, even though we followed there exact instructions. How much water should they be getting? And will the trees come back? We spent over $1,200 on the both of them.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 19, 2019
Certified Expert
A.

A consistent watering regimen is needed immediately following planting in order to ensure that your new tree remains healthy and adapts to its new planting location.
Water your tree 5 gallons every 3 - 4 days, or a total of 10-15 gallons weekly. Because this is only a rule of thumb, it will need to be adjusted to your yard. To do this, check the soil moisture a few inches below the soil surface of the rootball. If the soil is very dry or leaves look wilted you will need to water more frequently. It should feel moist, but not soggy. If there is any excess moisture, wait 1-2 days then check the soil moisture again before watering. Too much water can be just as bad as not enough.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/watering-newly-planted-tree.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/carrotwood/carrotwood-tree-information.htm

00
Was this answer useful?
Learn

Learn From
Your Peers on
Our Blog

Visit Our Blog
The website that started it all!
Main Website

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert

Learn More