Melia azedarach ‘Elite’ PBR : the ultimate urban tree

Melia azederach 'Elite' PBR Barkers Rd Hawthorn planted 2008 29 10 2014

Melia azedarach ‘Elite’ offers streetscape managers and urban landscape designers the ultimate horticulturally desired qualities for the urban tree. Melia ‘Elite’ combines the practical with the beautiful to deliver high quality, high performance planting opportunities for streetscapes, parks, gardens and other urban environments. Its combination of attributes are hard to beat: form, canopy, drought tolerance -the list goes on. But crucially, no fruit to compromise these other advantages. Melia ‘Elite’ delivers:

Reduced clean-up.
The absence of fruit ensured by Melia ‘Elite’ completely by-passes the standard horticultural management and clean-ups required for other fruiting trees in urban spaces.

Reduced tripping hazard.
Melia ‘Elite’ removes the risk of pedestrian trip hazard common to trees with small berry fruit, (including other Melia species).

Increased public safety.
Melia ‘Elite’ eradicates the risks associated with poisonous fruit. The berries of Melia azedarach are highly poisonous to humans and other mammals.

Reduced weediness.
Melia azedarach has naturalised outside its natural habitat due to seed spread by birds. Melia ‘Elite’ removes this potential risk.

Neat and compact form.
Melia ‘Elite’s’ well-balanced umbrageous canopy provides a neat, compact form ideal for streetscape use. This tree is well suited to planting under power-lines.

Elegant seasonal colour.
An attractive bipinnate leaf, with foliage effects from lime-green in spring to rich summer greens and gold-orange autumn tones.

Solar access.
Melia ‘Elite’ delivers the best of deciduous attributes with its small but ample canopy coverage for lush summer shade and clean leaf drop for maximum winter sun access.

Drought tolerance and hardiness.
Melia ‘Elite’ is drought tolerant and copes well on compacted urban soils and variable environmental conditions such as occasional water-logging, salt-spray and frost.

Non-invasive roots.
A compact root system and not prone to suckering. 

We have limited numbers of Melia ‘Elite’ each season. Please contact Metrotrees 03 9499 9913 to pre-order and secure your numbers of this ultimate urban tree.