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Buy Indian Cork Tree (Millingtonia hortensis) and Tree Jasmine (M. pinnata) for Your Garden

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Original price Rs. 119.00
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Common name:Indian Cork Tree, Tree Jasmine

Regional name:Hindi - Akashneem, Chameli, Bengali - Akasneem, Marathi - Buch, Malli, Katmalli, Telugu - Kavuki, Tamil - Kat-malli, Kannada - Beratu, Oriya - Mach-mach

Bignoniaceae or Jacaranda family

Introduction and Information

The Indian Cork Tree, scientifically known as Millingtonia hortensis, is a fast-growing, deciduous tree that originates from Myanmar and is widely cultivated in many parts of India. It's known for its ornamental, fragrant flowers, which bloom at night, and its light, softwood, which resembles cork.

Plantation Planting an Indian Cork Tree involves careful selection of the site and soil preparation. These trees prefer well-drained soils, including loamy or sandy soils, and locations with full sun exposure. They are usually planted during the rainy season to ensure a sufficient supply of water during the initial growth phase. The saplings are usually spaced about 10-15 meters apart.

Growing The Indian Cork Tree grows rapidly and can reach a height of 15-18 meters. It typically blooms in the months of October and November. The tree needs a warm climate to grow well and does not tolerate frost. However, it can withstand drought conditions once established. Regular watering during dry periods promotes faster growth.

Care The care of the Indian Cork Tree involves regular watering, especially in the absence of rain. Fertilization is not usually necessary, as the tree can thrive in poor soil conditions. However, a general-purpose fertilizer can be applied annually to promote healthier growth. Pruning should be carried out to maintain the tree's shape and to remove any dead or diseased branches.

Benefits The Indian Cork Tree has numerous benefits. It's widely used as an ornamental tree for its fragrant, bell-shaped flowers that bloom at night, attracting many pollinators. The bark and wood of the tree, which are cork-like, are used in construction and for making fishing floats. The flowers have medicinal properties and are used in traditional medicine to treat colds and headaches. Its dense canopy provides excellent shade, making it suitable for avenues and large gardens.