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Kadamba (Neolamarckia cadamba) is an evergreen, tropical tree. It has scented orange flowers in dense globe-shaped clusters
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Description for Kadamba

Tree up to 45 m tall, without branches for more than 25 m. The crown is umbrella-shaped and the branches are characteristically arranged in tiers. Leaves simple, 13-32 cm long. Flowers orange, small, in dense, globose heads. They appear like solid, hairy orange balls. The fruits are small capsules, packed closely together to form a fleshy, yellow or orange colored infructescence containing approx. 8,000 seeds.

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Burflower-tree, laran, Leichhardt pine, kadam, Kadamb Yellow to orange April-May 45 m Easy to grow

Planting and care

Kadamb is a deciduous tree which grows throughout India, especially at low levels and in wet places.

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Full Sun to Partial Shade Well-drained soil Medium 20 degrees C to 40 degrees C Use any organic fertilizer.

Caring for Kadamba

Typical uses of Kadamba

Special features: kadamba is one of the most useful herbs mentioned in all ancient Sanskrit scriptures and ayurvedic texts. The great sage and the greatest name in Indian Ayurveda i.e. Charaka has categorized it as an analgesic and its fruit pulp as a purifier of seminal fluids. Susruta, another great ayurvedic physician has cited it as a detoxifier and anti diarrhoeal.

Culinary use: NA

Ornamental use: The tree is grown as an ornamental plant.

Medicinal use: Yes

References

  • http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Kadam.html
  • http://www.jagtapnursery.com/plants/trees/kadamba-646.php
  • http://www.almanac.com/plant/zinnias

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