Millingtonia hortensis - Plant
Description for Millingtonia hortensis
Millingtonia hortensis, tree jasmine or Indian cork tree, the sole species in the genus Millingtonia, is a tree native to South Asia & South East Asia.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Indian Cork Tree||White||October to December.||18 and 25 metres||easy to grow|
Planting and care
This fast growing tree flowers at night and sheds flowers early in the morning. The name Millingtonia comes from Thomas Millington, an English botanist, while hortensis means "grown in gardens". The tree is a favorite garden tree. It is also called the Cork Tree, as an inferior cork is processed from its corky bark.
|Full Sun to Partial Shade||well-drained soil||Medium||250Â°C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Millingtonia hortensis
- Place plants in full sun in average, well-drained soil.
- Drainage is important; don t place where roots will sit in water.
- Leaves develop best flavor in full sun.
Typical uses of Millingtonia hortensis
Special features: The tree is considered ornamental and the pleasant fragrance of the flowers renders it ideal as a garden tree. The wood is also used as timber and the bark is used as an inferior substitute for cork.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
Medicinal use: Millingtonia hortensis Linn. is an important medicinal plant in southern Asia ranging from India, Burma, Thailand and South China. Commonly known as Cork tree. It is also called as Akash neem, Neem chameli.