Prosopis Cineraria, Shami, Sami - Plant
Description for Prosopis Cineraria, Shami, Sami
Prosopis cineraria is a species of flowering tree in the pea family, Fabaceae. It is native to arid portions of Western Asia and the Indian Subcontinent, including Afghanistan, Iran, India, Oman,
Botanical name of Shami is Shami Prosopis cineraria.The family name of Shami is Mimosaceae.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Prosopis spicata, Prosopis spicigera||Yellow or Creamy white||March to May||1.5 to 8 feet||Moderately easy|
Planting and care
|Full Sun||Well-drained soil||Keep soil moist throughout the growing season,||30 to 45 degrees C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Prosopis Cineraria
- This tree is a legume and it improves soil fertility. It is an important constituent of the vegetation system.
- It is well adapted to the arid conditions and stands well to the adverse vagaries of climate and browsing by animals. Camels and goats readily browse it.
- In areas open to goat browsing, the young plants assume cauliflower shaped bushy appearance.
Typical uses of Prosopis Cineraria
Special features: An evergreen thorny tree which can grow in very harsh climate & in poor soil, well adapted to the arid conditions and also stands well to the browsing by animals. Khejri withstands hot winds & dry seasons and exhibits considerable drought hardiness. The tree reproduces freely by root suckers and establishes well from seeds too. The seeds should be soaked for 24 hours before plantation
Culinary use: leaves
Ornamental use: Can be used for ornamental purpose