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Ceratonia siliqua

Growing in Phoenix: Described as a flowering evergreen shrub, Carob grows easily in Arizona. It is cultivated for its edible pods and belongs to the legume family of plants which means it is also a nitrogen-fixing plant. Forms a lovely shape of twisty branches covered in attractive foliage. Pods develop in late fall and are ready to harvest in summer. They go from green to a dark reddish-brown once ripe. Carob makes a wonderful shade tree. It requires deep watering and takes the full sun in Arizona. Cold hardy down to 20 degrees. 

Not suitable for containers.

See the planting and care guide page for planting and watering instructions.