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Polyathia Longifolia, Ashok Tree - Plant

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Saraca Indica commonly known as Ashoka tree or Sorrow-less Tree is one of the most exotic flowering trees of the Indian subcontinent.
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Description for Polyathia Longifolia, Ashok Tree

It grows natively in warm humid climates of Pakistan, India, Myanmar and Malaysia and belongs to the Fabaceae family. Ashoka is ever-green, slender but slow-growing flowering tree. It is easy-to-grow, easy-to-prune tree that flowers abundantly and produces a compact shaped canopy – an ideal candidate as a house-plant or a lawn tree.

Common nameFlower coloursBloom timeHeightDifficulty
Ashoka TreeYoung flowers are yellow that later acquire hues of orange and then ultimately become crimson with the passage of time. February to May.30 feet.Easy.

Planting and care

Here is one tree you can plant very close to the house - 3 feet out - provided it won t eventually grow into easements and gutters.When planting in rows to form a hedge, allow 4 or 5 feet between each tree.As a specimen you can plant 3 or 4 feet away from the nearest shrub.

SunlightSoilWaterTemperatureFertilizer
Full sun to partial shade.well-drained and organic soil.Average.Warm.Fertilize 3 times a year - in spring, summer, and autumn - with a top quality granular fertilizer.

Caring for Polyathia Longifolia

    Typical uses of Polyathia Longifolia

    Special features:

    Ornamental use: Landscape uses for Ashoka treelining a stately driveway beside a tall house privacy screen
    tall hedge
    architectural accent
    noise pollution screen

    Medicinal use: Ashoka tree has many medicinal uses. The bark is used in traditional medicines to cure a number of gynaecological problems. The pulp of flowers is used as a remedy for dysentery.

    References

      http://www.thelovelyplants.com/saraca-indica-the-ashoka-tree/ http://www.south-florida-plant-guide.com/ashoka-tree.html

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    What garden lovers say ... ?

    5 / 5 Savitha Naik 30 August 2017
    Grown in coco-peat and hence requires less water while being relatively insect free.
    5 / 5 Namrata Mishra 14 August 2017
    Plant received looks good. However, exact review can be given after the plant starts to grow.
    4 / 5 Gurbachan Singh 20 July 2017
    can I grow absolutely indoor or outdoor? or partly indoor or outdoor?
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