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Kadamba - Plant

Kadamba (Neolamarckia cadamba) is an evergreen, tropical tree. It has scented orange flowers in dense globe-shaped clusters


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Kadamba Plant

Description for Kadamba

Plant height: 15 - 23 inches
Plant spread: 4 - 8 inches

Kadamb is a deciduous tree which grows throughout India, especially at low levels and in wet places. Tree up to 45 m tall, without branches for more than 25 m. The crown is umbrella-shaped and the branches are characteristically arranged in tiers. Leaves simple, 13-32 cm long. Flowers orange, small, in dense, globose heads. They appear like solid, hairy orange balls. The fruits are small capsules, packed closely together to form a fleshy, yellow or orange colored infructescence containing approx. 8,000 seeds.

Common name(s): Amboina, Kadam
Flower colours: Yellow to orange
Bloom time: April-May
Max reachable height: Up to 45 m
Difficulty to grow: Easy to grow

Planting and care

Kadamba tree is propagated through seeds or air layering in monsoon season. When the seedlings are 8 to 12 weeks old, they are transplanted into the main field.

Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: Well-drained soil
Water: Medium
Temperature: 20 degrees C to 40 degrees C
Fertilizer: Use any organic fertilizer.

Caring for Kadamba

  • Water a plant when the soil feels dry to touch. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering for the winter & rainy season.
  • Try to water the plants in the morning around 8-10am.
  • You should remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and throw in the garbage collector.
  • Fertilize a plant mostly in the spring season.

Typical uses of Kadamba

Special features: Evergreen plant

Ornamental use: The tree is grown as an ornamental plant.

Medicinal use: The plant is considered to be astringent, digestive, expectorant and febrifuge.

  • Note: Use only after consulting the specialist.