Form: large, open and erect tree
Seasonality: Evergreen to semi-deciduous
Size: to 30 or 50 feet, spread to 30 feet
Leaves: compound with roundish leaflets, bright to medium green, underside lighter
Flowers: yellow, in April-May, inconspicuous
Fruit: inconspicuous green pods
Stems/Trunks: nothing notable
Hardiness: to mid 20's
- parks, roadways, windblocks
- dense shade nearly year-round
- easy care
Exposure: Full sun Water: deep; weekly in summer to monthly in winter Soil: any deep soil Propagation: seed or cuttings Maintenance: low; prune young trees in January to develop good structure. Prunt frost-damaged wood.
AKA India Teakwood
As with many Fabaceae, Sissoo's roots host nitrogen-fixing bacteria through their wide root zone: a nice plus for lawn settings. Extensive roots stabilize drainage swales and banks.
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