Name of the plant - Cassia Siamea (Tamil :Manja Kondrai, Panni Vagai )
‘N’ fixing capacity - NO
Fodder Tree - NO
Deciduous - NO
Drought tolerance - NO
Soil type / pH range - Almost any soil, even in clay.
Tolerance to water logging - NO
Seeds - 35000 to 40000 seeds / kg
Germination - 80 to 90%
Vegetative propagation - NO
Spacing for border planting- 2 m
For bulk planting - 3 m x 3 m
Maturity - 9 years
Growth : Height - 15 m Ht in _?_ years
Girth - 2 m
Yield - 15 Sq.m / hect / in 7 years
Timber Density - 0.6 to 0.8
Weight - 865 Kgs / Sq. m , Hard wood, durable
Uses - Main bole for pillars, furniture, good firewood
Ratoon - Poor, not recommended.
Special features if any - Tree with thick canopy so, good as wind breaker. Growth is very slow in the first 2 years. A good green manure / leaf mulch providing crop. It can regenerate well even if the branches are pruned annually for leaf mulch. Performs well in irrigated lands. Grow it near compost pit, to give shade and to provide leaf mulch.