Azadirachta Indica, the Neem Tree

This post relates to the Native Trees of Pakistan series. In this post, I am featuring Azadirachta indica. Azadirachta indica, locally known as Neem tree, is one of the iconic trees of tropical and semi-tropical regions of South Asia. This fast-growing and evergreen tree can be seen widely in Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and […]

Melia Azedarach, the Persian Lilac

This is my tenth post in the Native Trees of Pakistan series. Today, I am featuring Melia Azedarach. Melia Azedarach is a fast-growing but short-lived tree. Also known as Chinaberry, Persian Lilac, White Cedar, Ceylon Cedar and Bead Tree, Melia Azedarach belongs to Meliaceae family and grows widely in Pakistan, India, southern China, and Australia. […]

The Banyan Tree

This is my ninth post in the Native Trees of Pakistan series. Today, I am featuring the Banyan tree because I believe the series would remain incomplete without the mention of the Banyan tree (Ficus Benghalensis). Banyan, locally knows as Borh, is an important part of the landscape, fiction and life of the Indian sub-continent. […]

Michelia – The Champa Tree

This post is eighth in the Native Trees of Pakistan series. In this post, I am featuring a lovely flowering tree, Michelia. Michelia is one of the most popular flowering trees. It belongs to the Magnoliaceae family, the family of sub-tropical bushes and small trees; It is also one of the ancient families of the […]

Saraca Indica, The Ashoka Tree

Saraca Indica commonly known as Ashoka tree or Sorrowless Tree is one of the most exotic flowering trees of the Indian subcontinent. It grows natively in warm humid climates of Pakistan, India, Myanmar and Malaysia and belongs to the Fabaceae family. Ashoka is ever-green, slender but slow-growing flowering tree. It is easy-to-grow, easy-to-prune tree that […]

Orchid Tree: Kachnar

This is sixth post in the Native Trees of Pakistan series. Today, I am featuring one of my favorite trees, the Bauhinia tree. Bauhinia tree also known as Mountain Ebony, Purple Orchid tree or simply Orchid tree is an excellent specimen tree that you can grow in your landscapes, lawn or backyards. It is a […]