Growing along riverbanks deep in the heart of India is a most unique and rare find tree with a smooth gray bark accented by forest green evergreen leaves. Flowers form in long hanging racemes during spring blooming small and white of a delicate nature followed by the prized fruit. Cold hardy to 30° F and should be protected from frost. A wide buttressed trunk adds a feature of interest.
- Native to central India
- Does well in zones 10
- The wood has traditionally been used in boat building and some housing construction
- Leaves are fed on by the Antheraea paphia moth that produces tassar silk
- New leaves form as old ones die off so tree is never leafless
- Protected seeds can last as long as 5 years lisher.