Intsia Bijuga Tree 1 Large Seed Fragrant Flowering Moluccan Ironwood

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Intsia bijuga
Also known as: Borneo teak, Moluccan ironwood, Scrub Mahogany, Vesi, Ipil

Here is a beautiful flowering, nitrogen fixing tree that can be found on sand, coral beaches and dry mangroves in East Africa, East Asia and India. It can grow to over 50 m tall with a buttressed trunk and spreading crown. The evergreen leaves are shiny green and the flowers are fragrant. The bark is used in the treatment of urinary conditions, rheumatism, dysentery and diarrhea. The seeds are edible when boiled after being soaked in water for 3-4 days. The tree has an extensive root system making it an ideal species for soil conservation and reclamation. It is also used as a windbreak as it is highly tolerant to strong winds. The wood and bark yields brown dye. The bark is also a source of tannins. The seed oil has the capability to repel insects and is used to protect stored products. The wood is heavy, hard to very hard, strong, durable, and resistant to attacks of insects, fungi, and wood borers. It is used for bridge-making, railway sleepers, boat building, house post beams, and furniture. Large trees are not as common due to development and demand for wood.

Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils and can grow in very acid and saline soils.
It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought. USDA zone 11-12

This offer is for 1 Large seed.