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Kasalong Kam now in blossom!

March 11, 2011

One of the rare cases where a Thai native plant is used as an ornamental is ‘Kasalong Kam’ or Radermachera ignea (Bignoniaceae). At Dokmai Garden we grow it on the dry hill. You can also see this small tree planted along the roads in the administrative area north of Chiang Mai, Thailand. Being small and evergreen, and native to the lowlands, it can be used for making a tall informal hedge with peculiar blossom, a characteristic of Chiang Mai. The leaves are similar to Millingtonia hortensis (Bignoniaceae) which has fragrant white blossom.

Eric Danell

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