African Talisay is our new tree plant at home. With the help of a gardener from Dasmarinas, Cavite, they helped us did the landscape and the positioning of our plants at the garden. At the front yard, the gardener did the planting of some flowers and plants. Initially, we have a Pomegranate, Calamansi, Dalandan, green Chili, and pine tree in a pot. When we moved to our new home, we transfer it and planted it all in the soil. This African Talisay was given by our generous neighbor.
So short, that is how I described this tree plant seedling. This small tree plant came fresh from Bukidnon province. Our neighbor told us that this is an umbrella tree. He just gave it last Saturday, January 21. It was planted directly at the side of our mini garden with the help of a gardener.
The African Talisay scientific name is Terminalia Mantaly. These trees often found along coastal areas, roadsides and parks. This tree provides a good shade. A deciduous or evergreen tree with conspicuously layered branches, growing 10 – 20 metres tall. It was the gardener who distinguished that the umbrella tree given to us is an African Talisay.
Link about Talisay – Terminalia Catappa.
First, we are thinking of where to plant the tree at home. We consider the spacing since this is a tree. We are sure that it will grow tall soon. The leaves are yet to extend. I love to see the Talisay plant or our neighbor that is now tall. It provides a good shade and helps in giving fresh air. Also, I noticed that this tree is sturdy. It was not affected by the strong winds and typhoon that we experience in Cavite.
We are looking forward that soon it will grow to be a beautiful and beneficial tree. I hope every home will plant a tree or at least allot a space for planting to lessen the effects of global warming.
Next posts about plants at home is the Pomegranate.