The Ashoka tree is considered sacred throughout the Indian subcontinent, especially in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. This tree has many folklorically, religious and literary associations in the region.
Highly valued as well for its handsome appearance and the color and abundance of its flowers, the Ashoka tree is often found in royal palace compounds and gardens as well as close to temples throughout India.
The Ashoka is prized for its beautiful foliage and fragrant floweÃ¢â€š ¹ It is a handsome, small, erect evergreen tree, with deep green leaves growing in dense clusteÃ¢â€š ¹
Its flowering season is around February to April. The Ashoka flowers come in heavy, lush bunches. They are bright orange-yellow in color, turning red before wilting.
||19 inch (48 cm)
||6 inch (15 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
||Buddha tree, Mast tree, Sorrowless tree, Telegraph pole tree, Black berry lily.
|Maximum Reachable Height
||The flowers are inconspicuous.
||Easy to medium
Planting And CareBegin caring for a Ashoka tree by planting it correctly.Place the tree in a hole that is at least twice as large as its root ball, and use soil that has been combined with light, organic mulch.Before the tree is placed in the hole, the roots need to be loosened.After the tree is in the hole, the hole needs to be filled with the soil and mulch mixture.The tree must be watered well after transplantation.Mulch the area around the tree, but make sure the mulch does not touch the trunk.To keep the tree standing straight, tie it to a sturdy stake that has been inserted into the ground.
Ashoka tree care:
||At least 5-6 hours of preferably morning sunlight a day is ideal for plant to grow well and natural indirect bright light for the rest of the day.
Before water poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
Water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.
Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.
||The soil should be well drained and fertile, rich in organic content for growing plant.
||20 to 35 degree C
||During the main growing season (June-July) feed the plant with organic fertilizer.
Ashoka Tree Uses:
- It is a popular park and garden plant, much used in landscaping.
- Mostly used as avenue tree.
- The bark of the Ashoka plant is used to prepare cosmetics that help to improve skin complexion.