The Mahua tree is large and decidious. This variety has narrow and long leaves with a dense crown. It grows to a height of 10-12 meters. Stem are thick, short and truncated. The trunk is rugged with thick and dark bark.
There are numerous branches. They are spreading and form a thick shapely dome. All leaves drop in winter. Flowers are the first to arrive in February - March. They have an intoxicating fragrance and are edible. They carolla is fused, fleshy and sweet to taste. Wild animals like enjoy the fermented fallen fruit. Native people make an alcoholic beverage from the flowers.
- Leaves crowded near ends of branches, 6-20 cm, ablong, coriaceous, petioles 3-4 cm
Plants are started from seed. They can be planted in well drained soils. They grow well in poor soils as well. Tress initially take some time to establish. But once set they grow quite quickly. Can be planted in large farms. Are not suitable for resorts or hotels as the fallen flowers have a very strong fragrance and can attract a lot of insects .and animals