I found this article here during a search for a Geiger Tree. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/geiger-tree/geiger-tree-information.htm I want to plant a Geiger Tree at my home in Anaheim, CA. We are in Zone 10B which is in the range suitable for the tree. The article says that "they can grow in zones 10b to 12b, so in the mainland U.S., South Florida is the only place suitable for growing this species" So will I be able to grow this tree on a street parkway where I live? It would get heavy afternoon sun which the article says the tree flourishes in. For the record I am a complete novice when it comes to gardening. Thanks
Yes, if you fall within the zone, then the tree should flourish without much extra help. If you were outside the natural habitat then it would require some serious maintenance, but in your area, it should grow fairly naturally.
My parents and two of my siblings are buried in a cemetery in Wisconsin. The soil is very sandy. I know that the tree is primarily a southern coastal tree. Has there been a species or a mutation that have been developed that can withstand the cold winter climate in the Midwest?
This tree thrives in tropical climates. Our experts say the white-flowered relative Cordia boisseri is more cold tolerant, but that doesn't mean it can survive a Wisconsin winter.
I'm going to suggest that you contact one of these local extension services for advice: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/extension-search?zip=54494&radius=50&services_search_action=search&submit=Search
Here's our article about Geiger trees: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/geiger-tree/geiger-tree-information.htm