Saraca indica is a small evergreen tree. The leaves are paripinnate with 6 to 12 leaflets, oblong and rigidly sub-coriaceous.
Ashoka is an evergreen wild tree still found in the Himalayas and across the Indian sub-continent. Its height is about 6 to 9 meters, leaves 15 to 25 cm long, and green in color. In the spring season, the Ashoka tree is covered with red color flowers and looks really very beautiful.
The fruits are about 6 to 10 inches long and look like broad beans containing 6-8 grey color seeds like chestnut.