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About Cutch Tree

Senegalia catechu is a deciduous, thorny tree which grows up to 15 m (50 ft) in height. The plant is called khair in Hindi, and kachu in Malay, hence the name was Latinized to "catechu" in Linnaean taxonomy,.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Cashoo, catechu
Maximum Reachable Height 8 to 10 ft.
Flower Colour Yellow
Bloom Time February
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

Oblong pairs of secondary leaflets 2-6 mm long. Glands occur on the stem below the first pair of leaves, and between the uppermost six pairs of leaves. Pairs of stout thorns up to 10 mm long are found at the base of each leaf. The flowers are white or pale yellow, about 3 mm long and bunched tightly together to form a cylindrical flower spike, 35-75 mm long, resembling a lamb s tail.

Cutch Tree care

Cutch tree is a small tree, growing 3-15 m high. The stem is dark brown to black, with rough bark which peels off in long strips in mature trees; young trees have corky bark. The fern-like leaves are 100-200 mm long and contain between 8 and 30 pairs of small leaves made up of numerous, oblong pairs of secondary leaflets 2-6 mm long. Glands occur on the stem below the first pair of leaves

Sunlight Full Sun
Watering Medium
Soil Well-drained soil
Temperature 32 to 39 degrees C.
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

Cutch Tree special feature

Its hard wood is useful in manufacturing, building and making charcoal, while extracts from the wood.

Cutch Tree uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose

Medicinal Use:

  • The heart wood and bark of the tree are used in traditional medicine
  • A wood extract called catechu is used in traditional medicine for sore throats and diarrhea
  • The concentrated aqueous extract, known as khayer gum or cutch, is astringent
  • It is used in Ayurvedic medicine

Frequently Asked Questions

What is another name for a Cutch Tree ?

Cutch Tree is commonly known as Cashoo, catechu

How tall do Cutch Tree grow?

On average Cutch Tree grows 8 to 10 ft.

What color are Cutch Tree ?

A Cutch Tree plant bears flowers of color Yellow

When Cutch Tree blooms?

With enough light, Cutch Tree may produce Yellow flowers in February

How hard is Cutch Tree to grow?

A Cutch Tree is Easy to grow

How much sunlight does a Cutch Tree need?

A Cutch Tree prefers Full Sun

How much water does a Cutch Tree need?

A Cutch Tree prefers watering Medium

What kind of soil does a Cutch Tree need?

A Cutch Tree prefers Well-drained soil

What temperature does a Cutch Tree like?

A Cutch Tree prefers 32 to 39 degrees C.

How often should I fertilize my Cutch Tree ?

To encourage Cutch Tree growth, Apply any organic fertilizer

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