Ulta Ashok | Polyathia Longifolia
Ulta Ashok grows natively in warm humid climates of Pakistan, India, Myanmar, and Malaysia and belongs to the Fabaceae family. Ashoka is an ever-green, slender but slow-growing flowering tree. It is an easy-to-grow, easy-to-prune tree that flowers abundantly and produces a compact shaped canopy an ideal candidate as a house-plant or a lawn tree. It exhibits symmetrical pyramidal growth with willowy weeping pendulous branches and long narrow lanceolate leaves with undulate margins. The tree is known to grow over 30 ft in height.
Polyalthia is derived from a combination of Greek words meaning ‘many cures’ with reference to the medicinal properties of the tree while Longifolia, in Latin, refers to the length of its leaves.
Polyalthia longifolia is sometimes incorrectly identified as the Ashoka tree (Saraca indica) because of the close resemblance of both trees. One might mistake it as a tree with effectively no branches, but in fact, Ulta Ashok allowed to grow naturally (without trimming the branches out for decorative reasons) grows into a normal large tree with plenty of shade.
|Common name||Flower colors||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Snowless tree||Young flowers are yellow that later acquire hues of orange and then ultimately become crimson with the passage of time.||February to May.||30 feet.||Easy.|
Planting and care of Ulta Ashok
Here is one tree you can plant very close to the house – 3 feet out – provided it won’t eventually grow into easements and gutters. When planting in rows to form a hedge, allow 4 or 5 feet between each tree. As a specimen, you can plant 3 or 4 feet away from the nearest shrub.
|Full sun to partial shade.||well-drained and organic soil.||Average.||Warm.||Fertilize 3 times a year – in spring, summer, and autumn – with a top-quality granular fertilizer.|
Typical uses of Polyathia Longifolia
Because It acts as a barrier to sound. so it is commonly used to reduce noise in homes.
Ornamental use of Ulta Ashok:
Landscape uses for Ulta Ashok lining a stately driveway beside a tall house privacy screen
noise pollution screen
Medicinal use of Ulta Ashok:
Ulta Ashok has many medicinal uses. The bark is used in traditional medicines to cure a number of gynecological problems. The pulp of flowers is used as a remedy for dysentery.