Top Questions About Carrotwood Trees

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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
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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

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Asked by
doncramer1212 on
May 19, 2017
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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

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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

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Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
January 22, 2018
Certified Expert
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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

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