Bakul, Maulsari, Vajradhanthi - Plant
Description for Bakul, Maulsari, Vajradhanthi
Large evergreen tree with dark grey fissured bark and densely spreading crown;Leaves oblong, glabrous and leathery with wavy margins, Flowers white, fragrant, axillary, solitary or fascicled, Fruits ovoid or ellipsoid berries, Seeds 1-2 per fruit, ovoid, compressed, greyish brown and shiny.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Bakul, Maulsari, Vajradhanthi,Spanish cherry||yellowish white in color||Mid Spring,Late Spring/Early Summer||15-20 ft||easy to grow|
Planting and care
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds Flowers are fragrant
|Full Sun||well-drained soil||Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater||4C and above||apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Bakul
- Grows naturally in sub-humid to very humid topical lowland climates.
- Generally in frost-free areas with average annual lows of 21 to 24 C, average annual highs of 29 to 35 C and annual rainfall of 900 to 4000 mm.
- With a dry season of 3 to 7 months.
- However, it has its best development in areas with annual rainfall of 1500 mm or more.
Typical uses of Bakul
Special features: Various parts are found used in traditional Indian or Ayurvedic medicine. The ripe fruit pulp has astringent properties and is used in the treatment of chronic dysentery.
Medicinal use: For medicinal purpose its leaves, fruit, bark and flowers are used. Gum problems and dental disorders are mostly cured.