Height: up to 10 m Origin: central India Environment: rainforest Climate: warm, humid
Notes: The Ashoka Tree is famous for its brightly-colored fragrant flowers. From February to April, the tree grows large bunches of its vibrant yellow-orange blossoms which darken and turn red before wilting. Though it is widely cultivated, it is a vulnerable species and is becoming rarer in the wild. The Ashoka Tree is considered sacred throughout the Indian subcontinent and has many religious and folkloric associations.