Tamarind, Imli, Tamarindus indica



Tamarind trees feature (a) short stout trunks topped by bushy wide-spreading crowns with arching branches, (b) ferny, even-pinnate, compound leaves with light green leaflets, (c) summer bloom of red-veined cream to pale yellow flowers in drooping racemes and (d) plump cinnamon-brown bean-like seed pods filled, when ripe, with an edible sweet-sour pulp which has a variety of culinary uses.

Tamarind is a leguminous tree in the family Fabaceae indigenous to tropical Africa. The genus Tamarindus is a monotypic taxon, having only a single species.

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Common Name tamarind
Maximum Reachable Height 40.00 to 60.00 feet
Flower Colour Cream to pale yellow
Bloom Time May to August
Difficulty Level easy to grow

Planting And Care

Water the newly planted seed every other day, just enough to moisten it.

Keep it moist until it grows a few inches above ground then pull back on watering

After the seedling starts growing vigorously on its own, it will need watering only once a week during the growing season and only enough to wet the roots

Gradually taper watering in the fall, and stop in the winter.

Tamarind Care

Choose a proper site for the tamarind tree. It needs full sun and some protection from the cold when young. You may choose the south side of a slope for this purpose or build your own cold protection for the first couple of years.

Plant a tamarind seed in the spring 1/2-inch deep. Seeds collected from pods remain viable for months and will germinate a week after planting.

Sunlight Full sun
Watering Medium
Soil well-drained soil
Temperature 28 degree
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

Tamarind Special Feature

Shade tree and/or fruit tree. Landscape specimen/accent but needs a big space. Residential street tree. Parking lot islands. Parks.

Tamarind Uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose


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