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Ashoka tree
Ashoka tree
Ashoka tree
Ashoka tree
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The ashoka is a rain-forest tree. Its original distribution was in the central areas of the Deccan plateau as well as the middle section of the Western Ghats in the western coastal zone of the Indian subcontinent. The ashoka is prized for its beautiful foliage and fragrant flowers. It is a handsome small erect evergreen tree with deep green leaves growing in dense clusters. Its flowering season is around winter to spring. The ashoka flowers come in heavy lush bunches. They are bright orange-yellow in color turning red before wilting. As a wild tree the ashoka is a vulnerable species. It is becoming rarer in its natural habitat but isolated wild ashoka trees are still to be found in the foothills of the central and eastern Himalayas in scattered locations of the northern plains of India as well as on the west coast of the subcontinent near Mumbai. There are a few varieties of the ashoka tree. One variety is larger and highly spreading. The columnar varieties are common in cultivation.
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Attributes of Ashoka tree

Plant Height
9 m
Spread
9 m
Leaf Color
Green
Flower Color
Yellow
Red
Orange

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Ashoka tree
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Saraca asoca
The ashoka is a rain-forest tree. Its original distribution was in the central areas of the Deccan plateau as well as the middle section of the Western Ghats in the western coastal zone of the Indian subcontinent. The ashoka is prized for its beautiful foliage and fragrant flowers. It is a handsome small erect evergreen tree with deep green leaves growing in dense clusters. Its flowering season is around winter to spring. The ashoka flowers come in heavy lush bunches. They are bright orange-yellow in color turning red before wilting. As a wild tree the ashoka is a vulnerable species. It is becoming rarer in its natural habitat but isolated wild ashoka trees are still to be found in the foothills of the central and eastern Himalayas in scattered locations of the northern plains of India as well as on the west coast of the subcontinent near Mumbai. There are a few varieties of the ashoka tree. One variety is larger and highly spreading. The columnar varieties are common in cultivation.
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Key Facts About Ashoka tree

Attributes of Ashoka tree

Plant Height
9 m
Spread
9 m
Leaf Color
Green
Flower Color
Yellow
Red
Orange
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