Indian rosewood is a very popular shade tree that is grown in tropical and subtropical regions for its attractive, pendant foliage and its pleasant form. Evergreen to semi-evergreen woody perennial; this is an upright, vigorous tree to 60 feet tall with nearly equal spread. Foliage is alternate to pinnately compound, 3 to 5 light to medium green ovate to orbicular leaflets to 2 inches with acute tip per leaf. Leaflets tremble in wind like the quakin' aspen of the Rocky Mountains. The bark of the trunk is smooth and light colored when young but becomes roughened and fissured with age. This is a medium textured tree. Large shade tree for all land use types, park tree, shade tree, street tree useful for mesic and oasis landscape themes. It has an upright, rounded or spreading form. Indian rosewood is a tree that brings the feel of green into an otherwise dry landscape setting. Sissoo trees need full sun or partial shade, and will grow well in almost any well-drained soil. Citrus fertilizer is an excellent choice for routine fertilization. After teak, it is the most important cultivated timber tree in India, planted on roadsides, and as a shade tree for tea plantations. Indian rosewood makes first class cabinetry and furniture. It is used for plywood, agricultural, and musical instruments, skis, carvings, boats, floorings, etc.
1. The seeds will germinate better if they are not removed from the pods. Soak the pods in water for 2 days.
2. Plant the pods in soil. Put a mixture of potting soil and sand or perlite in a pot with drainage holes in the base.
3. Cover the pods with a thin layer of soil.
4. Water the pods.
5. The seeds should germinate in one to three weeks.
6. When the seedlings are a few inches tall, they can be transplanted.