Description for Melia Azedarach, Bakaayan, Bakain
The adult bakain tree has a rounded crown and commonly measures 7 to 12 meters tall, however, in exceptional circumstances, M. azedarach can attain a height of 45 meters (150 ft). The flowers are small and fragrant, with five pale purple or lilac petals, growing in clusters. The fruit is a drupe, marble-sized, light yellow at maturity, hanging on the tree all winter, and gradually becoming wrinkled and almost white. As the stem ages and grows, changes occur that transform the surface of the stem into the bark.
|Common name||Flower colors||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Persian Lilac, chinaberry, chinaberry tree||Pale violet||May||4 to 8 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
As deep planting encourages the developing stem to send out roots to help stabilize the plant and perhaps eliminate the need for staking. So, deep planting keeps Bakain tree cool when temperatures soar. Enrich the soil with leaf mold or well-rotted organic matter. So that good drainage for Bakain Tree can be ensured.
|Full sun||well-drained soil||Medium||100 to 105 degrees F||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Bakain Tree
- The mulch should feel moist but not wet for Bakain tree. And apply a high-potassium liquid fertilizer every 2 weeks from early spring. So that plant have enough nutrition, until 6 weeks after flowering.
- Keep Bakain tree’s soil moist in winter. As growth is slow.
- Apply a thin layer of compost each spring, followed by a 2-inch layer of mulch. And this will help to nourish the roots
Typical uses of Bakain Tree
Special features: Effective as a specimen or in small groups. And is used as Shrub borders, foundations, Screen or informal hedge for property lines or Cottage gardens.
Ornamental use: It is used for ornamental purpose. Its generally keep indoor in the living room or in terrace area.
Medicinal use: It known as Mahanimba in Sanskrit and used for treating various diseases. Because Bakain Tree has antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, cardio-protective, analgesic, anticancer, antiulcer, antipyretic, anti-plasmodial activities.
**This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Consult your physician for more accurate uses in your specific case.