Hardwickia binata , Anjan

Hardwickia binata

Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Origin: India
Plant used for bonsaiSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterWhite, off-white flowers

Hardwickia binata, more commonly known as Anjan, is a plant species native to India. This small tree can reach between 10-20 ft in height, and is found growing in USDA zones 9-11. Anjan is best known for its bright white and off-white flowers, which bloom in the early summer.

Anjan is a hardy plant and can tolerate a range of climate conditions, being especially suited to dry climates. It is able to grow in shallow soil and on rocky ground, exceeding in areas where other species would fail. Therefore, Anjan has become popular for use in bonsai, as it can withstand a variety of environments and conditions.

In order to ensure an Anjan tree thrives, it is best to provide the plant with full sunlight and moderate water. If planted in a pot, ensure it is well-drained and placed outdoors during the warm seasons. In colder regions, be sure to keep the Anjan in a sheltered spot, and move it indoors during the winter months. Take care to not over-water as this can cause root rot. Pruning can be done to maintain a desired shape and help manage size.

Anjan trees are a beautiful and low-maintenance plant, capable of thriving in a variety of environments with minimal care and attention. Given the right conditions, Hardwickia binata is sure to add a magnificent show of white and off-white flowers to any landscape.

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