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INDIAN ROSEWOOD
Dalbergia sissoo

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Photo Locations: UC Davis - Davis, CA, Arizona State University - Tucson, AZ, Phoenix, AZ, Indio, CA and Los Angeles, CA

General Notes

Magnesium deficiency is common. Branches droop and are susceptible to breakage.

Has fragrant Flower.

Native to Indian Subcontinent.

Family: Fabaceae

Additional Common Names

INDIAN ROSEWOOD, SHISHAM

Tree Characteristics

Oval Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 45 - 65 feet.

Width: 30 - 40 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 or More Inches per Year.

Leaves Pinnately Compound Odd, Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Flowers Inconspicuous. Fragrant White. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Persistent, Brown Pod, Medium to Large (0.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Summer.

Bark Gray, Furrowed, Ridged or Striated.

Shading Capacity Rated as Low to Moderately Low in Leaf.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 13, 19 and 21 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 10 - 11.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Wet but Well Drained Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Acidic Soil pH.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Root Damage Potential Rated as High.

Special Uses & Values

Shade Tree.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Dalbergia sissoo Tree Record." 1995-2018. Feb 24, 2018.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/dalbergia-sissoo >

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