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Azadirachta indica 'Black Leaf'


Azadirachta indica 'Black Leaf'

Family Name: Meliaceae
Common Name: Black Neem Tree


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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
Plant Growth Form Tree
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic


Preferred Climate Zone Sub-Tropical / Monsoonal

Description and Ethnobotany

Cultivation This is a cultivar that has been introduced from Thailand. The exact origin of this cultivar with dark purplish black leaves is not known. 

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Foliage
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Well-Drained Soils, Poor Infertile Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils, Acidic (low pH) Soils, Disease / Pest Resistant, Easy to Grow
Landscape Uses Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens, Container Planting

Fauna, Pollination and Dispersal

Pollination Method(s) Biotic (Fauna)
Seed or Spore Dispersal Biotic (Fauna)

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun, Semi-Shade
Water Preference Moderate Water
Plant Growth Rate Moderate


Mature Foliage Colour(s) Black, Brown, Purple
Prominent Young Flush Colour(s) Black, Purple
Young Flush Texture(s) Glossy / Shiny

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Master ID 31897
Species ID 6298
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Species record last updated on: 05 August 2022.