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The Tamarind (Tamarindus indica)

is a tall tender perennial evergreen tree with a flowering period in early Spring, mid Spring and late Spring. It grows well in semi-shade, and prefers low levels of water. This plant requires a minimum of 365 frost free days to grow successfully. It has high drought tolerance.


Tamarindus indica grows in soils ranging from a pH of 4 (extremely acidic ranges from 0 to 5.1) to 8 (slightly alkaline ranges from 7.6 to 8). It is adapted to clay, silt, loam, silty clay, sandy clay, clay loam, silt loam, sandy loam, silty clay loam and sandy clay loam soils, and prefers medium fertility.


This is a rounded tree has a slow rate of growth and has a single stem growth form, and has an ultimate height of 12.2m / 40ft. The vegetative spread rate is slow.

Height at ...

  • 20 years 12.2m / 40ft


It has green leaves.


Slight in whole plant. Toxic if eaten.


Hedge (medium).

Fruit and seed

There is a high fruit/seed abundance beginning in Winter and ending in Spring.

17°C / 62.6F 4 to 8 12.2m / 40ft
Scientific classifications [Edit]
Genus ? Tamarindus
Specific epithet ? indica
Common names
Tamarind (United States)
IPNI details on Tamarindus indica
References [edit] ?

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Tamarindus indica http://plantdatabase.co.uk/Tamarindus_indica
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