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White Cedar

Melia azederach Elite



Small to medium umbrella shaped tree to 9-14m tall that performs well in urban conditions. The leaves are large and finely divided into small leaflets. The tree has mauve flowers in spring and fruit mature over summer and hang on the tree.


Tree locations and purpose
Front or back garden Yes
Driveway No
Narrow space Yes
Courtyard Yes
Screening No
Canopy for shading Yes
Planter box with irrigation Yes
Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) Yes
Tree locations and purpose
Family Meliaceae
Tree origin Native
Tree shape
Tree type
Tree size (at maturity) Medium tree 8-15m
Minimum ground area (m²) 25
Canopy area (m² at maturity) 50
Average height (at maturity) 10
Average width (at maturity) 8
Spacing 8-12m
Star rating

This tree is on Council’s list of recommended species for planting in Moreland. 

We recommend you choose the right tree for your space, but when you have more than one tree to choose from, select the tree with the highest star rating.

The Tree Finder tool is one way Council is working to increase tree canopy across Moreland



Image in the top left is sourced from and copyright to the Australian Plant Image Index (APII), Australian National Botanic Gardens.

Image in the top right is sourced from Wikimedia Commons under a Creative Commons license.