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Curry Tree  

Murraya koenigii

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Belonging to the Murraya genus, Curry Tree has a botanical name of Murraya koenigii.

Can be easy to grow to the point of being weedy.1 While easily confused the curry powder is a mixture of several herbs and spices, while this is a different plant and is best used fresh.2

Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   White, and typically produces a curry fragrance.

It is a flowering edible herb that typically grows as a perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more.

Normally grows with a tree habit.

This plant is a great attractor for birds, so if you are looking to attract wildlife Curry Tree is a great choice.

India is believed to be where Curry Tree originates from.

Curry Tree needs a moderate amount of maintenance, so some level of previous experience comes in handy when growing this plant. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Curry Tree have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Curry Tree

  • Full Sun

    OR
  • Partial Sun

  • Medium

Tree may or may not go dormant in fall. It will have yellow leaves that fall off. Reduce water and wait for it to reemerge in a few months.2

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun / partial sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Curry Tree is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures.

See our list of companion Plants for Curry Tree to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Curry Tree from seed

Use fresh berries and plant whole or remove pulp. Can also be grown from cuttings, or by dividing off suckers.

Transplanting Curry Tree

As Curry Tree is hardy, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

How long does Curry Tree take to grow?

These estimates for how long Curry Tree takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world.

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Other names for Curry Tree

Curry leaf tree, True Curry Leaf

Murraya koenigii (L.) Spreng., Bergera koenigii, Chalcas koenigii

Misspellings: Curryleaftree

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