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Rs. 99.00
Common name:
Geiger, Scarlet Cordia, Aloe Wood, Sebesten Plum, Lolu, Kou Haole
Regional name:
Hindi - Bhokar, Bohari, Lal Lasoora, Tamil - Acchinaruvihli, Telugu - Virigi
Trees, Shrubs
Sun growing, Semi shade
Normal, Can tolerate less, Can tolerate more
Primarily grown for:
Flowering season:
Year-around flowering, Flowers in flushes throughout the year
Flower or Inflorescence color:
Foliage color:
Plant Height or length:
4 to 6 meters
Plant Spread or Width:
2 to 4 meters
Plant Form:
Irregular, Upright or Erect
Special Character:
  • Good for screening
  • Attracts birds
  • Attracts butterflies
  • Attracts bees
  • Recommended for creating shade
  • Evergreen trees
  • Suitable for road median planting
  • Suitable for avenue planting
  • Hanging or weeping growth habit
  • Good on seaside
Generally available in India in quantities of:
Over hundreds

Plant Description:

- Small evergreen tree 5-8 m tall. Has a straight trunk. Can be easily kept short by trimming and trained as a shrub.
- Plants should be planted where they can be appreciated up close. Near sit outs etc. Ideally used in restaurants and next to small pathways.
- Flowers are bright orange 3-5 cm wide.
- Very popular in its native habitat for carpentry. The wood is fine grained and long lasting.
- Heartwood is dark brown, hard, heavy and fine textured.

Growing tips:

- Grows and flowers better in dry as well as coastal areas.
- This Cordia species can tolerate salts and alkaline soils.
- This saline tolerance makes it ideal for planting where STP or ETP water is used.
- All types of soils are fine will grow well on acidic soils as well.
- Plants do not like the cold. They start looking dull and the leaves turn greenish yellow.
- Will not tolerate frost.
- Regular fertilizer or manure application will make the crown look lush and full. Poor nutrient supply will make the canopy sparse and unattractive.
- Plants can be pruned back after flowering flush is over.