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Campus Trees

Millingtonia hortensis


Family:  Bignoniaceae

Common Names:, Indian Cork Tree, Tree jasmine

Flowering Period: March – August


  • Indian Cork Tree is cultivated in most parts of India, both in gardens and avenues. Tall and straight, with comparatively few branches, its popularity lies in its ornamental value.
  • It is a fine tree, fast growing, but with brittle wood, liable to be damaged by storms. In favourable positions it can grow to 24 m tall.
  • The ashy bark is cracked and furrowed. A profusion of silvery-white, delightfully fragrant flowers crowns the foliage. Upright open clusters with arching blooms terminate every branchlet.
  • The fruit is very long and narrow, pointed at both ends and contains thin flat seeds. Trees do not seed very easily in India.


  • Used as an Ornamental tree.
  • The wood is used as timber and the bark is used as yellow dye and inferior substitute for cork.
  • The flowers are added to tobacco for smoking as treatment for throat ailments. Stem also having great medicinal value using as lung tonic and cough diseases.
  • Leaves and roots of cork tree used as anti-asthmatic and antimicrobial activity.