Ashoka Tree (Saraca indica)


The Ashoka Tree Saraca indica L., another accepted name Saraca asoca (Roxb.) De Wilde, is an evergreen tree native to India. Nowadays Ashoka trees are widely cultivated in South East Asia, especially Thailand, for their beautiful, yellow, orange and red flowers. Saraca indica, also named Saraca asoca, plays an important role in Indian mythology, in Hinduism it`s a holy tree and Buddhists believe Lord Buddha has been born under a Ashoka tree. Ashoka trees can reach heights up to 20 meters and producing big bunches of flowers
from December - April.

Ashoka Tree (Saraca indica)
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