Shami Tree, Prosopis cineraria - Plant


Shami is highly revered among Hindus and worshipped as part of Dasara festival. This tree is a small moderate sized evergreen thorny tree, with slender branches armed with conical thorns and with light bluish-green foliage.

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Prosopis cineraria is a species of flowering tree in the pea family, Fabaceae. Leaves are double compound. The leaflets are dark green and have a tiny point. The tree is evergreen or nearly so. It produces new flush leaves before summer.

The flowers are small in size and yellow or creamy white in color, appear from March to May after the new flush of leaves. The pods are formed soon thereafter and grow rapidly in size attaining full size in about two months time.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height12 inch (30 cm)
Plant Spread3 inch (8 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common NameKhejri Tree, Jand, Shemi, Shami
Maximum Reachable HeightUp to 15 ft
Flower ColourYellow or creamy white
Bloom TimeYear-round
Difficulty LevelEasy to grow

Planting And Care

  • It is well adapted to the arid conditions and stands well to the adverse vagaries of climate and browsing by animals.
  • Choose the sunniest spot in your garden.
  • Water the plant at the only growing season.
  • Also, prepare the soil with fertilizers and plant feed before planting the tree.

    Shami Tree Care

    This plant is propagated through seeds and root. Seed germinates best if the hard seed coat is softened first to allow the ingress of water. Then sow the seeds in the porous potting mix. Monsoon season is best for sowing and planting this plant.

    SunlightFull Sun
    SoilWell-drained soil
    Temperature20 to 32 degrees C
    FertilizerApply any organic fertilizer

    Shami Tree Special Feature

    Shami plant considers a sacred tree.

    Shami Tree Uses

    Medicinal Use:

    • Prosopis Cineraria plant produces gum, which is obtained during May and June
    • The bark of the tree is dry, acrid, bitter with a sharp taste; cooling anthelmintic; tonic, cures leprosy, dysentery, bronchitis, asthma, leukoderma, hemorrhoids, and muscle tremors
    • The smoke of the leaves is good for eye troubles
    • Note: Please consult with the specialist first before using

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