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Description

Kadamba is an evergreen, tropical tree. It has scented orange flowers in dense globe-shaped clusters.

    What makes it special:
  • The fragrant orange flowers attract Honey-bees
  • The tree is grown along avenues,roadsides and villages for shade.
  • Kadamb flowers are used for the production perfumes with sandalwood base.

Kadamba large sized tree with a broad crown and straight cylindrical stem. The tree may reach a height of 45 m. The tree sometimes has small buttresses and a broad crown. Its branches are almost perpendicular to main stem.

Kadamb is a deciduous tree which grows throughout India, especially at low level places. The crown is umbrella-shaped and the branches are characteristically arranged in tiers. 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.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height 19 inch (48 cm)
Plant Spread 6 inch (15 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Kadam, Kadamb
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 45 meter
Flower Colour Yellow to orange
Bloom Time August- October
Difficulty Level Easy

Planting and care


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Light Requirement

  • More than 6 hours of preferably morning sunlight a day is ideal for plant to grow well and natural direct bright light for the rest of the day.
  • Soil
  • The soil should be well drained and fertile, rich in organic content for growing plant.
  • Watering
  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Apply 4 cup (Approx. 200 ml) water when top soil (1-2 inches) in pot feels dry to touch.
  • As rule of thumb, Water the plant thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.
  • Do not over-water the plant.
  • Apply water preferably in morning or evening.
  • Application of Fertilizer
  • Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily. .
  • During the main growing season feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month (June-Jan).
  • Apply water immediately after application of fertilizer.

  • Re-potting
  • When a plant outgrows in current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer.
  • Do the re-potting late evening and keep the plant in shady area for 2 to 3 days and then move the plant in its suitable growing condition.
  • For re-potting procedure click here


    Plant Protection
  • Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and dispose them away from the planting area.
  • Spray Neem, Eucalyptus or Citrus oil for any insect/pest attack, as a primary treatment.

  • Donts
  • Do not over water the plant especially when pot does not have drainage holes.
  • Avoid applying water on flowers and leaves it may cause fungus infection.

    Kadam Tree care

    Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:

  • Keep the plant in Natural indirect bright Light.
  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Apply 4 cup (Approx. 200 ml ) water when top soil (1-2 inches) in pot feels dry to touch.
  • Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.

  • Key requirements to keep plant healthy:
    Sunlight More than 6 hours of sunlight a day is ideal for plant and natural direct bright light for the rest of the day.
    Watering Apply 4 cup (Approx. 200 ml ) water when top soil (1-2 inches) in pot feels dry to touch.
    Soil Soil should be well drain and fertile, rich in organic content.
    Temperature 25 to 35 degree Celsius
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer once a month (June-Jan).

    Kadam Tree special feature

    Evergreen plant

    Kadam Tree uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • The tree is grown as an ornamental plant

    Medicinal Use:

    • The plant is considered to be astringent, digestive, expectorant and febrifuge
    • Note: Use only after consulting the specialist

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How to plant kadamba tree?

    You can plant Kadamba tree through seeds and cuttings. To grow Kadamba tree through seeds consider the following points. 1. Use a pot having 7-10 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the pot with well-drained soil. To sow seeds make a hole about 1/2 inch in soil, place Kadamba seeds in it, cover with soil and apply water. 3. Maintain the moisture in soil by applying water if soil in pot (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch. 4. Keep the pot at a location receiving indirect bright light. Seeds will germinate within a week. If you are planting purchased Kadamba plant directly in ground follow below procedure. 1. Keep the plant in indirect bright light for 3-4 days and gradually move to a location receiving direct sunlight for more than 6 hours a day. 2. Dig a pit twice the size of the bag/pot the current plant is in. 3. Fill the 1/3 of pit with soil rich in organic content, place the plant in center and fill the pit with same soil. 4. Apply water General caring tips Plant should get more than 6 hours of sunlight a day. Water the plant when surface soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season(Rainy-June to September).

    How to grow kadamba tree?

    Plant is grown by seeds. Consider the following points to grow plant. 1. Pot size up to 7-10 upper diameter inch with a drainage hole. 2. Sunlight- More than 6 hours of natural direct bright sunlight is required. 3. Soil- Soil or potting mixture should be well-drained, fertile and nutrient-rich. 4. Water-Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 5. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season(Rainy-June to September). Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

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