Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors(hardy down to 30℉) 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 25-35 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 15-25 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Moringa oleifera
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One Of The Most Nutritious Plants Available
Moringa Trees, which are also known as 'Ben Oil Trees', are cultivated all over the world and are highly valued for their edible parts that are extremely high in nutrients and minerals, as well as their beautiful ornamental features.
Grab your fork because the leaves, pods, and seeds are edible. Even the roots are edible, causing this tree to be known as the 'Horseradish Tree,' because they have a similar flavor. These parts of the Moringa Tree are often used in recipes all over the world because of their nutritious value.
Moringa leaves, pods and seeds have more vitamin C than four oranges combined as well as high amounts of calcium, potassium, iron, zinc and more. They're also high in antioxidants, which is great for your overall health.
Instead of running to the store for an expensive bottle of multivitamins, simply pick a few leaves for a snack filled with nourishment.
By cooking the leaves in boiling water, or eating them fresh you'll be giving your immune system a boost. The seedpods are often cooked similar to the way green beans are prepared and enjoyed while the seeds are best when baked.
Plant your Moringa trees in the yard to have highly nutritious foliage a short walk away, or place your trees in containers and keep them inside to have tons of healthy snacks within arm's reach.
Moringa trees are a delight to watch as their lush green leaves pop against their uniquely white colored bark. Your tree will stand out as one of the most stunning plants in the neighborhood once it erupts with hundreds of breathtaking white flowers.
After Moringa Trees bloom they start growing their unique pods filled with seeds. The pods are about a foot long and turn a shade of light brown, resembling drumsticks; as a result, the tree is often referred to as the 'Drumstick Tree'. The drumsticks combined with the tree's smooth white bark give it an alluring exotic look.
Our Warehouse Manager is one of the few people in the world who does not like Moringa. He says it's like shipping a giant Mirco-Green. About 15% arrive with some minor broken branches or stems. This is cosmetic and does not affect the tree. Just prune off any damaged foliage or stems and watch the new ones pop out even thicker.
We know fast growing plants, and this is probably the fastest we have seen. Our 3 ft. trees can turn 8 ft. in a matter of weeks during the growing season. They like to be pruned and thrive in containers.
This is a prolific little food factory. Cut off the stems and greens and it comes back even more bountiful.
With healthy lifestyles on the rise, we can't keep the nutritious Moringa tree in stock. Don't hesitate to order yours today.
Moringa Tree Pollination
Moringa Trees are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Moringa Tree will drastically increase the size of your crop.
Customer Reviews & Photos
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Tree is huge after just 1 year! I hope to get pods this year. Love FTG.
I planted it, but it doesn’t show signs of growth yet, let’s wait a little longer....
I set it in the corner because its too cold outdoors. Its growing like its outdoors. Already dried some leaves amd ate some too
I have been having the moringa for three months. I like the tree. I plan to use the leaves in my recipes, as it has many nutrients. The tree took a week traveling across the US. I was taller than I thought when it arrived. I ordered a 6-7 ft, and it was about 9ft. It didn't have leaves, but they started growing immediately. It was becoming beautiful but I had to transplant it to a big pot. Although I studied about good soil for moringa, it suffered a lot. The leaves became a little yellow. It also got an aphid infestation. I immediately treated it with store product. It's OK now. I will prune all the old leaves and leave just the ones that are growing now. I am also learning about organic insecticide, to use when necessary, because I plan to eat these leaves.
Thanks for the great customer service when my order got messed up in shipping.
Planting & Care
Moringa Trees (Moringa Oleifera) are one of the most useful plants to the world. It is valued for its edible parts that are extremely high in nutrients and minerals. These full sun loving trees are very easy to grow and perform their best in USDA growing zones 9-11 outdoors and on the patio (potted) 4-8. Moringa Tree are fast growers maturing to a height of 25-35 feet tall and 15-25 feet wide.
Location: When planting Moringa Tree, find a location that offers full sun. This tree can adopt to a wide range of soil type as long as it drains well, but prefers sandy loam or loam soil.
Planting Instructions (in ground):
1) Dig your hole 3 times the width and slightly shallower than the root ball.
2) Loosen the soil, in and around the hole so the roots can easily break through.
3) Use your fingers to separate the roots of your Moringa Tree and gently position downward in the hole.
4) Hold the tree straight as you begin to backfill the site tamping down the soil as you go to avoid air pockets.
5) Back fill the hole, apply water to settle the soil and mulch the area to conserve soil moisture and keep competing growth back.
Planting Instructions (potted): Moringa tree can also be successfully grown in containers providing they get proper care and placement.
1) When selecting a container for your moringa tree, be sure it has plenty of holes on the bottom as drainage is essential. The pot should be 2 times the size of the one it initially came in.
2) A good potting soil such as Miracle Grow should be fine for filling in the open pot space. Try to leave so space above from the top of the pot lid for easy watering.
3) Choose a location on the patio, back yard, front/side of the house providing it will receive full sun.
4) If bringing indoors during the winter, keep by a sunny window and water as needed. Also, avoid exposure to both cold drafts and heat from a window or vent.
Watering (in the ground): Moringa trees do not need much watering, which allows them to thrive in very dry conditions. Water as needed for the first two months to keep the soil moist and afterwards only when the tree is visibly stressed.
Watering (potted): Water to keep the soil moist for the first 2 months and afterwards, water only when the soil is dry to the touch 2 inches down.
Fertilizing: Moringa trees don’t usually needs fertilizing. The grows well without it, but if the tree needs a little help, you can use a fertilizer high in phosphorus to help develop the root or high in nitrogen to help with leaf growth.
Pruning: Moringa tree will need to be pruned to help promote branching. As soon as the tree have at least two layers of branches, it’s time to start pruning.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however we are currently experiencing delays and could take up to 4-7 days from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3 & 4. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 4th|
|Zones 5 - 11||Ships Now!|