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Bakul, Maulsari, Vajradhanthi - Plant

Bakul, Maulsari, Vajradhanthi - Plant
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Maulsari originates in the Indian subcontinent. Deemed one of the holiest trees appears in Sanskrit literature & in Indian epic, Ramayan.
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Bakul, Maulsari, Vajradhanthi Plant

Description for Bakul, Maulsari, Vajradhanthi

Plant height: 20 - 30 inches
Plant spread: 6 - 10 inches

Maulsari, also known as Indian medlar, originates in the Indian subcontinent. Deemed one of the holiest trees, maulsari referred as vakula appears in Sanskrit literature and in the Indian epic, Ramayan. One Hindu legend holds that if wine is sprinkled on the mouth of a beautiful woman, maulsaris aromatic blossoms will spring forth.

Indeed, Krishna impressed the milkmaids when playing his flute underneath a maulsari tree on the banks of Yamuna. Even today, its richly scented flowers are used in garland making.

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(s): Bakul, Maulsari, Vajradhanthi,Spanish cherry
Flower colours: yellowish white in color
Bloom time: Mid Spring,Late Spring/Early Summer
Max reacahble height: 15-20 ft
Difficulty to grow:: easy to grow

Planting and care

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds Flowers are fragrant

Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Water: Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Temperature: 4C.
Fertilizer: 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.

Ornamental use: na

Medicinal use: gum problems and dental disorders

References

  • http://www.plantsguru.com/bakul-plant
  • http://www.iplantz.com/plant/1059/mimusops-elengi/

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