Shorea robusta

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 Shorea robusta subsp. var.  Sal
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Habit: tree
Height: to
Width: to
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Height: 50 ft to 100 ft
Width: 30 ft to 50 ft
Lifespan: perennial
Origin: S Asia
Exposure: sun
Water: moist, moderate
Features: evergreen, deciduous
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USDA Zones: 10 to 12
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Dipterocarpaceae > Shorea robusta var. ,

Shorea robusta, also known as sal or shala tree, is a species of tree belonging to the Dipterocarpaceae family. This tree is native to southern Asia.

Sal is moderate to slow growing, and can attain heights of 30 to 35 m and a trunk diameter of up to 2-2.5 m. The leaves are 10–25 cm long and 5–15 cm broad. In wetter areas, it is evergreen; in drier areas, it is dry-season deciduous, shedding most of the leaves in between February to April, leafing out again in April and May.



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