Saraca declinata, Red Saraca, Red Ashoka, Sorrowless Tree

Saraca declinata

Red Saraca, Red Ashoka, Sorrowless Tree
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Origin: Indo-China
Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterYellow, orange flowersRed, crimson, vinous flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsFragrant plant

Red Saraca is the provincial tree of Yala province, Thailand. Young leaves are deep pink color and emerge at the end of the branches like hanging tassels. This distinctive feature occurs in all Saracas and other close-related species and genera, including Amherstia, Brownea and Maniltoa (Handkerchief Trees, with hanging out light pink or white young leaves). Related species - Saraca indica. In some sources Saraca declinata

is indicated as synonim of Saraca cauliflora.

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