Terminalia Myriocarpa Tree 20/500/2000 Seeds, East Indian Almond, Garden Hollock Evergreen

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Terminalia Myriocarpa
Also known as: East Indian-almond, Hollock

A handsome, deciduous, semi-deciduous evergreen tree. Commonly found in E. Asia - southern China, northeast India, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Laos, and Vietnam. It can live well over 100 years old with pendulous branches, and can reach 120 feet high. As it gets older, its crown becomes a spreading, vase shape 6m in girth (girth around the buttress sometimes up to 14m). Leaves oblong-lanceolate to ellipticdense spikes; fruits yellow, shining, winged. The leaves traditionally have been used by Betta (Siamese Fighting Fish) breeders in South East Asia to mimic the natural Betta habitat. They are believed to aid the fish in a number of ways, such as helping fighting fish heal after a battle and inducing spawning in breeding tanks. Often described as ”the poor man’s water conditioner” due to their capacity of altering the water chemistry in an aquarium.

The timber is of excellent quality, and is used for furniture, house-building, doors and windows, etc. The wood makes an excellent charcoal.
The trees prefer a sunny situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy loam. They tolerate temperatures only above at least 1°C (USDA zone 10). Under glass use loamy potting compost with added sand. It is rather sensitive to transplanting and is best done with a handful of earth round the root system.

Choose from packs of 20, 500, or 2000 seeds.