Dalbergia sissoo      
Sissoo tree    
Fabaceae Family     

Compiled by the Master Gardeners
of the University of Arizona Pima County Cooperative Extension.


Form: large, open and erect tree
Seasonality: Evergreen to semi-deciduous
Size: to 30 or 50 feet, spread to 30 feet
Leaves: compound with roundish leaflets, bright to medium green, underside lighter
Flowers: yellow, in April-May, inconspicuous
Fruit: inconspicuous green pods
Stems/Trunks: nothing notable
Range/Origin: India
Hardiness: to mid 20's


Research by Master Gardener Devona Painter


AKA India Teakwood

As with many Fabaceae, Sissoo's roots host nitrogen-fixing bacteria through their wide root zone: a nice plus for lawn settings. Extensive roots stabilize drainage swales and banks.

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