Badam Tree, Indian Almond Tree, Terminalia catappa - Plant

Terminalia catappa also known as Sea almond or Indian almond which is perennial evergreen or dry deciduous, edible fruit and nut.
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About Badam Tree

The Indian Almond Tree (Terminalia catappa) also called Sea Almond or Tropical Almond belongs to the untrue mangroves and is very well known because of its leaves for the use in aquariums. It grows upright and forms a symmetrical crown with horizontal branches distinctively arranged in tiers.

As the tree ages, the crown will become increasingly flattened and eventually take on a vase shape.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height19 inch (48 cm)
Plant Spread 5 inch (13 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Badam, Indian Almond
Maximum Reachable Height 30-40 ft
Flower Colour White to pale green
Bloom Time February to may
Difficulty Level Moderately

Planting and care

  • Dig out an area for the tree that is about 3 or 4 times the diameter of the container or rootball and the same depth as the container or rootball.
  • Use a pitchfork or shovel to scarify the sides of the hole.
  • If container-grown, lay the tree on its side and remove the container. Loosen the roots around the edges without breaking up the root ball too much.
  • Position tree in center of hole so that the best side faces forward. You are ready to begin filling in with soil.
  • If planting a balled and burlaped tree, position it in hole so that the best side faces forward.
  • Untie or remove nails from burlap at top of ball and pull burlap back, so it does not stick out of hole when soil is replaced.
  • Create a water ring around the outer edge of the hole.
  • Not only will this conseve water, but will direct moisture to perimeter roots, encouraging outer growth.
  • Once tree is established, water ring may be leveled.
  • Studies show that mulched trees grow faster than those unmulched, so add a 3 inch layer of pinestraw, compost, or pulverized bark over backfilled area.
  • Remove any damaged limbs.
  • Badam Tree care

    Plants are almost completely made up of water so it is important to supply them with adequate water to maintain good plant health. Too much water frequently deprives oxygen leading to plant diseases such as root and stem rots.

    Sunlight Full Sun
    Watering Water regularly; do not overwater
    Soil Sandy, well-drained soil
    Temperature Hardy up to 4 degree C
    Fertilizer Young plants need extra phosphorus to encourage good root development. Look for a fertilizer that has phosphorus.Trees need to be fertilized every few years.

    Badam Tree uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • The Almond tree provides deep shade and has become a beloved ornamental tree in tropical gardens, parks and along streets

    Medicinal Use:

    • Leaf extract exhibited potent anti-diabetic effects and suppress bone weight loss in ovariectomized mice
    • Ethanol leaf extracts displayed analgesic and anti-inflammatory activities

    Culinary Use:

    • The fruit and seed are edible
    • Oil extracted from the dried nuts is edible and used in cooking in parts of South America
    • Indian almond leaves contain several different flavonoids, including kaempferol and quercetin
    • It is also rich in various tannins
    • It is astringent and bitter

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is another name for a Badam Tree?

    Badam Tree is commonly known as Badam, Indian Almond

    How tall do Badam Tree grow?

    On average Badam Tree grows 30-40 ft

    What color are Badam Tree?

    A Badam Tree plant bears flowers of color White to pale green

    When Badam Tree blooms?

    With enough light, Badam Tree may produce White to pale green flowers in February to may

    How hard is Badam Tree to grow?

    A Badam Tree is Moderately

    How much sunlight does a Badam Tree need?

    A Badam Tree prefers Full Sun

    How much water does a Badam Tree need?

    A Badam Tree prefers watering Water regularly; do not overwater

    What kind of soil does a Badam Tree need?

    A Badam Tree prefers Sandy, well-drained soil

    What temperature does a Badam Tree like?

    A Badam Tree prefers Hardy up to 4 degree C

    How often should I fertilize my Badam Tree?

    To encourage Badam Tree growth, Young plants need extra phosphorus to encourage good root development. Look for a fertilizer that has phosphorus.Trees need to be fertilized every few years.


    Friday, 13 March 2020

    Very nice plant to have.

    Asha S

    Thursday, 05 March 2020

    i was satisfied .good packing ,but the leaf was i gived 4 stars


    Tuesday, 25 February 2020

    Absolutely no complaints! Beautiful plant, great packaging, prompt delivery.

    Sitangshu Banerjee
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