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Pisonia alba Bird lime tree Kol Banda Nyctaginaceae
 

Pisonia  alba, Bird lime tree, Kol banda

 

Pisonia  alba, Bird lime tree, Kol banda

This tree species, growing to 30 ft (9 m) with pale green leaves 12 in (30 cm) or more long, is ideal for avenue planting.
The flowers are greenish and appear in late summer.
The soft, spongy trunk branches shortly above the ground into a broad, open crown.
Cultivation: These plants require rich, well-drained soil in a sunny or part-shaded site. They will grow in containers and are sometimes used as house plants.
The species may be raised from seed or cuttings; the variegated foliage forms are cutting grown.

  

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