Not only is Carob beneficial to our health, it makes a fine evergreen shade tree and, being a member of the legume family, it improves soils too. A healthy alternative for caffeine and chocolate addicts, it's high in antioxidants and vitamin E and helps improve digestive health and lowers cholesterol. Medium growth rate.
Plant in full sun in free draining soil. Tolerates dry, rocky soils and harsh semi-arid climates. Restrict watering during pod maturation to improve sugar content. Prune to create compact dense growth if planting as a hedge, or to reduce suckering and improve branch structure.