This slow growing mediterranean tree has a neat rounded form up to 10m high. Its features include leathery leaves and red flowers in autumn. Edible seeds are found in the fruit pods of the female tree fruit. Carob is a chocolate substitute and this neat tree also makes good stock fodder. It is regarded as an effective hedging tree.
Trees 7 metres +
Semi-arid with summer rain,
Moist temperate with hot summers,
Semi-arid with winter rain,
Moist temperate with warm summers,
Winter rains with dry summers