Latin Name: Azadirachta indica
Growth Structure: 15 to 25 foot tall tree
Light Requirement: Full Sun
Water Requirement: **
Frost Tolerant: NO
Description: India's most valued useful and medicinal tree. Neem is highly valued in Ayurvedic medicine and traditional Indian agriculture due to its multitudes of uses. Neem oil which is extracted from the seed of Neem fruit is used by millions of organic farmers across the world as a low-toxicity pesticide. Neem's branches are used across India as toothbrushes. Its leaves are eaten as medicine to clean the mouth and digestive system. Powdered neem seeds kill soil-borne pathogens and nematodes. Truly a magnificent plant.
Neem prefers well drained soil and does not tolerate cold well. Plant in a soil mound in a warm area (close to concrete, rocks, or buildings). Water infrequently but deeply.