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Caryota urens

Family: Arecaceae
Common name: Fishtail Palm
Yet another beautiful palm tree that you can grow indoors or outdoors, giving your garden a tropical forest ambiance. Read more >>

Thespesia populnea

Family: Malvaceae
Common name: Portia tree, Indian tulip tree, Milo, Pacific rosewood
Portia tree is a tall, woody tree seen in coastal areas of South India, sometimes used as windbreakers. Read more >>

Livistona chinensis

Family: Arecaceae
Common name: Chinese fan palm, Fountain palm
Fan palms are hot favorites as indoor and outdoor plants, due to their beautiful foliage and their adaptability. Read more >>

Roystonea regia

Family: Arecaceae
Common name: Royal palm, Cuban royal palm, Florida royal palm
Tall, regal, stunning palm trees that can be a centerpiece for your garden, or line your long pathway beautifully when planted on both sides. Read more >>

Artocarpus heterophyllus

Family: Moraceae
Common name: Jackfruit tree, Jackfruit
You don’t need to see a ripe jackfruit to know its presence, the delicious fragrance can spread for many meters around the fruit. Read more >>

Senna auriculata

Family: Fabaceae
Common name: Avaram, Ranavara, Matura tea tree, Tanner’s cassia
Avaram is a small tree that can grow to a height of 5-6 meters, with beautiful yellow flowers, usually seen in the wild. Read more >>

Lagerstroemia speciosa

Family: Lythraceae
Common name: Pride of India, Giant crepe-myrtle, Queen’s crepe-myrtle
The name Pride of India suits the tree very well, since it is one of the most beautiful flowering trees in India. Read more >>

Bixa orellana

Family: Bixaceae
Common name: Lipstick tree, Achiote
After ignoring it for too long, India is now slowly realizing the value of this humble Lipstick tree that has many and varied uses. Read more >>

Bauhinia purpurea

Family: Fabaceae
Common name: Orchid tree, Butterfly tree, Purple orchid tree
An orchid tree in bloom is quite a sight to behold, covered with beautifully fragrant pink flowers. Read more >>

Syzygium samarangense

Family: Myrtaceae
Common name: Wax apple, Water apple, Java apple, Rose apple, Chambakka
A beautiful tree very commonly seen in South India, especially Kerala, Wax apple trees are favorites with children. Read more >>

Calliandra haematocephala

Family: Fabaceae
Common name: Powder puff tree, Red powder puff
There is no mistaking the Powder puff tree when it’s in bloom; with it’s beautiful baby pink fluffball-like flowers blooming all over the tree. Read more >>

Averrhoa bilimbi

Family: Oxalidaceae
Common name: Bilimbi, Cucumber tree, Tree sorrel
Bilimbi trees were very common in Kerala, the southernmost state of India, a few years back, used as a sour component in fish curries. Read more >>

Flacourtia jangomas

Family: Salicaceae
Common name: Indian coffee plum, Scramberry, Lubikka, Indian cherry, Indian plum, Loovikka
Lubikkas are enjoyed as pickles or relishes along with rice in Kerala, the southernmost state of India. Read more >>

Cassia fistula

Family: Fabaceae
Common name: Golden shower, Golden tree, Golden pipe tree, Golden rain tree, Kanikkonna
When in bloom, the entire Golden Shower tree is covered with bright yellow flowers, and actually looks like a golden shower. Read more >>

Melaleuca bracteata

Family: Myrtaceae
Common name: Golden bottle brush, Black tea tree, River tea tree
Golden bottle brush trees are good ornamental trees for your garden because of their beautiful yellowish-green foliage. Read more >>

Citrus reticulata

Family: Rutaceae
Common name: Mandarin orange, Mandarin, Mandarine
These tiny little Mandarin oranges pack a punch in terms of flavor and nutrition, making them a great addition to your garden. Read more >>

Ravenala madagascariensis

Family: Strelitziaceae
Common name: Traveller’s palm, Traveller’s tree, East-West palm
An architectural marvel of the plant world, Traveller’s palms can transform your garden with their fan-shaped arrangement of leaves. Read more >>

Cryptomeria japonica

Family: Cupressaceae
Common name: Japanese cedar, Japanese redwood, Sugi
Japanese cedars are large ever-green trees that can grow to a height of 60 meters in their natural habitat with a trunk diameter of 4 meters. Read more >>

Monoon longifolium

Family: Annonaceae
Common name: Mast tree, False ashoka, Polyalthia longifolia, Buddha tree, Green champa
Rows of Mast trees lining avenues and gardens is a sight to behold, with their tall columns of droopy leaves. Read more >>

Pithecellobium dulce

Family: Fabaceae
Common name: Madras thorn, Manila tamarind, Blackbead, Monkeypod
A short tree that provides good nourishment and nesting for birds, Madras thorn trees are ideal for gardens and parks. Read more >>

Vachellia nilotica

Family: Fabaceae
Common name: Gum arabic tree, Prickly acacia, Thorn mimosa, Babul, Thorny acacia, Egyptian acacia
A small but severe-looking tree with long, grey, prickly thorns, Gum arabic trees are seen very commonly in India. Read more >>

Cordia sebestena

Family: Boraginaceae
Common name: Geiger tree, Scarlet cordia, Siricote, Orange geiger tree, Sebesten plum
A beautiful, sturdy tree with broad green leaves, and bright orange flowers; Geiger trees thrive in warm tropical weather. Read more >>

Selenicereus undatus

Family: Cactaceae
Common name: Dragon fruit tree, Pitahaya, Pitaya, White-fleshed Pitahaya, Moonflower
A fruit that looks as interesting as the tree they grown on, the name Dragon fruit suits this unique fruit too well. Read more >>

Tamarindus indica

Family: Fabaceae
Common name: Tamarind
Tamarind tree is very widely distributed in the Indian sub-continent, and is a favorite among gardeners since it’s a good-looking tree. Read more >>

Phoenix dactylifera

Family: Arecaceae
Common name: Date palm, Date, Date palm tree
Date palms are one of the most ancient tree in cultivation, with evidence of its existence about 50 million years ago. Read more >>

Punica granatum

Family: Lythraceae
Common name: Pomegranate, Anar, Maathalanaarakam
It’s a joy to cut open a Pomegranate and see the ruby red seeds covered with pulp, packed tightly inside in beautiful patterns. Read more >>

Cerbera manghas

Family: Apocynaceae
Common name: Sea mango, Pink-eyed cerbera, Dog-bane, Odallam, Cerbera, Pong-pong
Though these trees are called Sea mangoes, they have no connection or resemblance whatsoever to mangoes. Read more >>

Ficus auriculata

Family: Moraceae
Common name: Elephant ear fig, Elephant ear fig tree, Elephant ear tree, Giant Indian fig
A fruiting Elephant ear fig tree is one of the most beautiful sights you can have in your garden, with bunches of green and red figs covering the trunk all the way to the root. Read more >>

Gliricidia sepium

Family: Fabaceae
Common name: Gliricidia, Quick stick, Aaron’s Rod, Mother of cocoa, Tree of iron, Sheemakonna
A small, compact, sturdy tree, Gliricidia is seen very commonly on roadsides, backyards, and open areas. Read more >>

Ficus religiosa

Family: Moraceae
Common name: Sacred fig, Sacred bo tree, Peepal, Pipul, Peepal tree, Aalmaram, Bodhi tree
This tree is called the Sacred fig tree since it has religious significance in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. Read more >>

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