Common Name: Carob Tree
Ceratonia siliqua is native to the Mediterranean region. Grows up to 15 m, is deep rooted and adaptable to a variety of soil conditiions. Trees are male or female with some occurence of bisexual trees. Only female trees fruit. With dense foliage, shiny green leaves and bronze new growth, it is ideal as an ornamental shade tree for gardens. Flowers in summer followed by large pods. Dried pods are ground to make carob powder, used as a substitute for chocolate.