Description for Dalbergia Sissoo, Sheesham
Shisham is a medium to large deciduous tree, native to India, with a light crown which reproduces by seeds and suckers.
Pods are oblong, flat, thin, strap-like 4-8 cm long, 1 cm wide, and light brown. They contain 1-5 flat bean-shaped seeds 8-10 mm long.
Planting and care
The tree is native to Bangladesh. It originates in the foothills of the Himalaya in Pakistan, Nepal, India, and Bangladesh; it has been introduced into irrigated plantations in various parts of India, Pakistan, and Africa.
Caring for Dalbergia Sissoo
- Sissoo seeds, cuttings and container seedlings are best planted in the spring. The seeds will remain viable for a few months, but you can store them for up to four years in a sealed container. Soak the seeds in water for two days before sowing; 60 to 80 percent should germinate in one to three weeks. Seedlings and young trees are demanding in light but sensitive to wildfires.
Typical uses of Dalbergia Sissoo
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