Terminalia Arjuna, Arjun Tree
The Arjuna tree is an Indian medicinal tree. It is also known as Ghawal, Kakubh, and Nadisarj (due to being on the banks of river drains). This tree, also known as Kahua and Saddi, is a large evergreen.
Arjuna tree is about 40-60 feet high and is found in the foothills of the Himalayas, on the banks of drains in dry hilly areas, and in Bihar, Madhya Pradesh. The bark of the tree is used for medicine, when its bark is removed from the tree, it grows again. The bark is used only, so at least two rainy seasons are required for growing.
The leaves are 7 to 20 cm long, oblong like guava leaves, and sometimes pointy. Simple edges with few teeth can be seen in some areas. They are affixed to tiny twigs when they are brand-new in the spring. The lower section is rough and veined, while the upper part is smooth. Only in the spring do the fruits appear, attached to white or yellow inflorescences.
Medicinal uses :
The Bark of the Arjuna tree contains calcium salts, magnesium salts, and glucosides have been used in traditional Ayurvedic.
Economic uses :
Its wood is used in boat and house building as it is very hard. Its wood is also used in the making of agricultural implements and weapons too. It is grown in cities and towns for the purpose of shade.
Arjun Tree Growing Tips:
Loves full sun, minimum of four to six hours of direct sunlight is required for best growth.
If the topsoil of a young Arjun tree feels slightly dry to the touch, water it. Do not regularly water the plant.
The Arjun tree grows in loamy alluvial or black cotton soil. Choose a medium that is loose, moist, fertile, well-drained, and has a high water-holding capacity.
At the time of planting, amend the soil with an abundance of organic matter, vermicompost, and cow manure to stimulate its growth
- Rare Plant or difficult to get a plant
- Good for screening
- Attracts birds
- Attracts bees
- Recommended for creating shade
- Suitable for road median planting
- Suitable for avenue planting
- Good on seaside