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Alstonia scholaris variegated - Plant

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The Alstonia scholaris is a glabrous tree and grows up to 40 m (130 ft) tall. Its mature bark is grayish and its young branches are copiously marked with lenticel

It grows better under moist, warm climate but cannot stand water logging. Recommended for planting in parks, gardens and inside lawns. It has been extensively planted in India. Also seems to grow well in hot dry regions. Plants should be planted at a distance 6 meters from each other.
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Bodhi by first Lord Buddha is said to have used Alstonia scholaris as the tree for achieving enlightenment.
It grows better under moist, warm climate but cannot stand water logging. Recommended for planting in parks, gardens and inside lawns. It has been extensively planted in India. Also seems to grow well in hot dry regions. Plants should be planted at a distance 6 meters from each other.

Common nameFlower coloursBloom timeHeightDifficulty
Alstonia Variegated, commonly called blackboard tree, devil tree, ditabark, milkwood-pine, white cheesewood
Marathi - Satvin Variegated
whiteall year aroundgrows up to 40 m (130 ft) tall-

Planting and care

warm climate

SunlightSoilWaterTemperatureFertilizer
-moist---

Care

    It grows better under moist, warm climate but cannot stand water logging.

Special uses

Special features: Bodhi by first Lord Buddha is said to have used Alstonia scholaris as the tree for achieving enlightenment.

Culinary use: The wood of Alstonia scholaris has been recommended for the manufacture of pencils, as it is suitable in nature and the tree grows rapidly and is easy to cultivate.
In Sri Lanka its light wood is used for coffins.
In other areas the wood close to the root is very light and of white color, and is used for net floats, household utensils, trenchers, corks, etc

References

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alstonia_scholaris
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