Alstonia scholaris variegated - Plant
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 name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Alstonia Variegated, commonly called blackboard tree, devil tree, ditabark, milkwood-pine, white cheesewood |
Marathi - Satvin Variegated
|white||all year around||grows up to 40 m (130 ft) tall||-|
Planting and care
- It grows better under moist, warm climate but cannot stand water logging.
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