Terminalia mantaly, small-leaved Bengal almond, seeds are harvested in September. A very popular street tree with its erect stem and neat, conspicuously layered branches.
Grow 10-20 meters tall,
Terminalia mantaly seeds
- Terminalia mantaly tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of dyes and tannins. It can be used in reforestation projects and is a good shade tree, often being grown as an ornamental and to provide shade along streets.
A plant of the semi-arid to moist tropics, where it can be found at elevations up to 1,500 meters
It grows best in areas where the mean maximum and minimum annual temperatures are within the range 20 - 28°c, though it can tolerate 15 - 36°
It prefers a mean annual rainfall in the range 500 - 1,200mm, though can tolerate from 300 - 1,500mm
Requires a sunny position
Prefers a well-drained, medium to light soil
Established plants are drought resistant
Prefers a pH in the range 5.5 - 7, tolerating 5 - 7.5
A fast-growing plant when on a good site