Evergreen – Never Sheds All of Its Foliage.
Full Sun – Prefers 6 or more hours of sun per day.
Frost Sensitive – Will Get Damaged and Possibly Killed During Periods of Frost.
Low Watering – Requires Little Water.
Med Maintenance – Requires moderate maintenance.
Bears small white flowers.
Compound leaves that have toothed leaflets and are typically evergreen but do drop during extreme drought.
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Widely planted as a shade tree in hot, drought-prone areas and has over time been introduced to tropical areas around the world. Interesting container plant for indoors.
The fruit is a smooth olive-like drupe which changes shape from oval to almost roundish. The fruit's skin is meagre and turns yellow when ripe. The bitter-sweet pulp is yellowish-white and very fibrous.
The fruits are eaten fresh or cooked or prepared as a dessert or lemonade-type drink. Young leaves and flowers can be cooked. A very bitter flavour, they are often eaten as a pre-meal appetizer.
Leaves are used for leprosy, eye disorders, bloody nose, intestinal worms, stomach upset, loss of appetite, skin ulcers, diseases of the heart and blood vessels (cardiovascular disease), fever, diabetes, gum disease (gingivitis), and liver problems. Chewing twigs clean teeth and the oil is used as an insect repellent.
Harvest fruit when it turns yellow. Leaves may be collected at any time. Pollarding is usually done on 5-10-year-old trees.
Fruit yield is 10-30 kg/tree annually.
Compound leaves that have toothed leaflets and are typically evergreen but do drop during extreme drought. This fast-growing tree bears white or pale yellow flowers that are slightly sweet-scented, followed by fruit. Valued as a medicinal plant, as a source of organic pesticides, and for its timber.
Azadirachta indica requirements and features
Requires moderate maintenance.