Polyathia Longifolia, Ashok Tree - Plant

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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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 name: Ashoka Tree
Color: Young flowers are yellow that later acquire hues of orange and then ultimately become crimson with the passage of time.
Bloom time: February to May.
Height: 30 feet.
Difficulty level: Easy.

Planting & 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.

Sunlight: Full sun to partial shade.

Soil: well-drained and organic soil.

Water: Average.

Temprature: Warm.

Fertilizer: Fertilize 3 times a year - in spring, summer, and autumn - with a top quality granular fertilizer.
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.

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

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