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Melia Azedarach, Bakaayan, Bakain – Plant – MAB-347733


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Bakayan or Mahanimba is a deciduous tree native to southern Asia and is found throughout India. It can be easily seen in parks and along roadsides.The adult tree has a rounded crown and commonly measures 7 to 12 meters tall, however in exceptional circumstances, M. azedarach can attain a height of 45 meters (150 ft).Plant Specifications

Plant Height
28 inch (71 cm)

Plant Spread
4 inch (10 cm)

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%

Common Name
Persian Lilac, chinaberry, chinaberry tree

Maximum Reachable Height
Up to 150 ft feet

Flower Colour
Pale violet

Bloom Time

Difficulty Level
Easy to grow

Planting and careThe mulch should feel moist but not wet. Apply a high-potassium liquid fertilizer every 2 weeks from early spring until 6 weeks after flowering. Keep moist in winter.Apply a thin layer of compost each spring, followed by a 2-inch layer of mulch. Stake tall lilies.Melia Azedarach careThe deep planting encourages the developing stem to send out roots to help stabilize the plant and perhaps eliminate the need for staking. Also, deep planting keeps lily bulbs cool when temperatures soar. Enrich the soil with leaf mold or well-rotted organic matter to encourage good drainage.

Full sun


Well-drained soil

20-30 degrees C

Apply any organic fertilizer

Melia Azedarach special featureEffective as a specimen or in small groups. Shrub borders, foundations. Screen or informal hedge for property lines.Melia Azedarach uses
Ornamental Use:
The plant is used for the ornamental purpose
Medicinal Use:

It is known as Mahanimba in Sanskrit and used for treating various diseases
This tree has antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, cardioprotective, analgesic, anticancer, antiulcer, antipyretic, anti-plasmodial activities
Note: Use only after consulting the specialist


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