Tembusu - Fagraea Fragrans

Branches of the Tembusu Tree

Common Name: Tembusu
Scientific Name: Fagraea Frangrans
Height: 30 - 40 m
Span: up to 10 m
Growth Rate: Slow
Sun Tolerance: Full Sun
ABP Index: 3 (Aesthetics 3, Solidarity 3)

The Tembusu is a native South East Asia tree. It is conical in shape but could branch erratically between tree to tree. The beauty of this tree is it's natural way of branching horizontally close to the bottom of the trunk and twist vertically upwards creating a tuning fork look. The low hanging branches are favourite spots for swings and photos. It also has a very nice dark brown and scaly bark. Symmetrical, beautiful specimens are one out of 50.

Tembusu featured in Singapore 5 Dollar Note

More than 100 year old Tembusu at the Singapore Botanic Gardens

 People sitting on the Tembusu at Singapore Botanic Gardens

Conical Shaped Tembusu

Grove of Tembusu Trees

Tembusu Tree Branches

Tembusu Tree Branches

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