Thespesia populnea | Portia Tree | Aden Apple | Indian Tulip | Milo | 5_Seeds

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These seeds were collected from Thespesia populnea, also known as Aden Apple, Indian Tulip Tree, Milo, Pacific Rosewood, and Portia Tree. This tree likes to live in full shade where it can grow to about 30 feet tall. The coral, apricot, marron, and burgundy blossoms are on display from late spring until early summer. Young leaves, flowers, fruit, and flower buds can be eaten as vegetable either raw or cooked. The fruit can also be preserved and eaten later. Chord is collected from the bark and the wood can be soaked in water to make a brown dye. The fruit and flowers can be used to create a yellow dye. The wood is high quality and beautiful. It is used to create several different items from bowls to jewelry or it can be burned as fuel. USDA Hardiness Zones 10 to 12.