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TAMARIND
Tamarindus indica

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Photo Locations: Foster Botanical Garden - Honolulu, HI

General Notes

Branches droop but resist breakage.

Native to tropical Africa.

Family: Caesalpiniaceae

Tree Characteristics

Rounded or Vase Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 40 - 60 feet.

Width: 40 - 50 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 to 36 Inches per Year.

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

Flowers Inconspicuous. Red or Yellow. Flowers in Spring.

Persistent, Brown Pod, Very Large (Over 3.00 inches) Edible.

Bark Brown, Rough.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense to Very Dense in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Fruit and Leaves.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

USDA Hardiness Zones 10 - 11.

Exposure Full Sun.

Wet but Well Drained Soil.

Loam or Sand Texture.

Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Special Uses & Values

Specimen, Shade Tree, Buffer Strip or Street Tree.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Tamarindus indica Tree Record." 1995-2018. Aug 14, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/tamarindus-indica >

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