The Neem tree is a fast-growing evergreen tree that grows 50-75 feet tall. Its dense crown can spread 49 to 66 feet wide in older specimens. It is native to India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka - where it is commonly grown as a shade tree lining streets, public buildings, yards and schools. Branches are wide and spreading making it an excellent shade tree in regions of high temperatures. It is common sight in India. The Neem tree is known for its extreme drought resistance. It can tolerate high temperatures and thrive on just a trickle of water. The Neem tree doesn't tolerate temperatures below 39 degrees F. It grows in sub-tropical and tropical regions with annual mean temperatures of 70 to 90 degrees. Its fruits and seeds are the source for Neem oil.
Other Names: Nimtree, Indian Lilac
Growth Rate: Fast
Soil Type: Grows well in poor soils. Prefers deep, well-drained soils and sandy soils.