Moringa oleifera. USDA hardiness zones 9 and 10. A is a fast-growing, deciduous tree grows to height of 32–40 ft and the trunk can reach a diameter 1.5 ft. The moringa tree is grown mainly in semiarid, tropical, and subtropical areas. It tolerates a wide range of soil conditions, but prefers a neutral to slightly acidic, well-drained sandy or loamy soil.