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Diospyros malabarica


Order: Ebenales
   Family: Ebenaceae
            Genus: Diospyros
                        Specie: Diospyros malabarica

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 70 ft (21 m)

Cultivation: Moist well-drained soil

Features: Fragrant white flowers; yellow fruit

Uses: Shade tree Medicinal properties

Zones: 11-12

Description: This large evergreen tree from the hills and forests of the Malabar coast of India has fragrant white flowers that are followed by astringent yellow-brown fruit. Most parts of this tree have their uses: the bark and fruit are used in local medicines, part

Growth Habit: Pyramidal habit with spreading branches

Comments: Timber used in ornaments

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