Curry Tree

Murraya koenigii

Curry Leaf tree grown in pots about 2-3 years old By Dlanglois [CC BY-SA 3.0] (Photo Credits)

Fresh leaves from this tree are an indispensable ingredient in Indian cooking. The leaves are pretty much unknown in the West because they lose most of their flavour when dried. They have a distinct, spicy curry-like flavour and odour.Warning: The seeds are poisonous and should not be eaten

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Specifications of Curry Tree

Preferred Climate Subtropical, Warm TemperateLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas WA

Suitability in Pots Yes

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Fruiting/Harvest Months February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

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★★★ 2y ago


It's almost a weed - but a very pretty one at least. I try hard to snip off all the seeds so that they can't be spread by the birds. It suckers also - but it serves it's purpose.

Potty Bob 1
★★★★★ 2y ago


This tree needs to be owned with care , it will grow to a giant tree spreading seedlings from here to Darwin . Potentially an invasive weed .After that , a must for good Indian cooking ,a delicious  herb tree with a funky smell. I pick the flowers and...

John Stevens
3y ago

Mt, Gravatt East, QLD, Australia

Curry Tree

Curry leaves for scalp itchy conditions. Cut & crush leaves then boil till black then 1 tablespoon of coconut oil stir let cool down. when cooled place on infected parts of scalp leave on 30-45 mins the rinse off and replace your normal s'poo & cond.

4y ago

London, UK

Curry Tree

Feed it with magnesium sulphate or epsom salt commonly known as you can get bounty of dark green leaves

★★★★ 4y ago

SAFETY BAY, WA, Australia

Grows really quickly-prune it regularlyHave no idea why I grow it as can't stand the smell !A few have self seeded so potting them up

Buzz RW1
★★★★ 5y ago

HAMILTON, VIC, Australia

Love curry leaves to cook with ...

May L
★★★★★ 6y ago


Really useful in my curries.  Very low maintenance.  Grows well in a pot on my front porch.

M Palaniappan
6y ago

Sydney, NSW, Australia

Curry Tree

When growing curry pants it needs calcium so one source is to put crushed egg shells on the soil where it grows.

7y ago

Moonee Ponds, VIC, Australia

Curry Tree

I have transplanted my curry tree twice due to its increasing height and width. I now have it in the front yard facing west full sun and we experience frost in winter, neither full sun or frost have had any negative effect. WATER AND FERTILIZE REGULARLY.

Grant Bates
7y ago

Craigieburn, VIC, Australia

Curry Tree

I have mine situated on the west side of my block full sun and open to all the winds in Melbourne, frost and heat tolerant, water regularly and fertilize regularly (crushed rock minerals and citrus/fruit fertilizer)removed berries to stop mass seedlings.

★★ 7y ago


Easy to grow, but suckers readily and seeds spread if fruit not removed. Current plant in pot is a seedling from a larger plant ripped out due to its invasiveness in the garden.

Mei Ling Perry - Voap
8y ago

Yarraveille, VIC, Australia, Australia

Curry Tree

I deep fry curry leaves in oooking oil for a few minutes to create my own aromatic curry leaf oil for cooking and for salads. The flowers have a lovely scent, just like jasmine. My plant grows better in the garden than it did in a pot.

8y ago

Ormeau, QLD, Australia

Curry Tree

Feed your potted curry tree with used coffee grounds. It gives the plant a boost and it will grow profusely.

Thien Tang
8y ago

Cornwall, PE

Curry Tree

Same here. I live in PEI, Canada. I kept them indoor. I have 6 4-feet plants and twenty some shorter ones. I cook with their leaves.

9y ago

Chicago, IL

Curry Tree

I have 2 curry leaf trees potted indoors, I live in Chicago so I can't plant them outdoors. I cook using the leaves and enjoy them as indoor plant

Sathyan K. S.
9y ago

Mysore, KAR/

Curry Tree

This wonderful culinary herb can also helps reduce weight,lowers bp,choestoral, blood sugar when eaten raw by chewing early morning regularly. I eat daily.

Dr Ibrar Naqvi
9y ago

Faisalabad, PAKIS

Curry Tree

Good remedy for diabeties

Seah Siow Gek
9y ago

Singaproe, SPORE

Curry Tree

Curry leaf makes a delicious omelette. Chop garlic and curry leaf separately. Stir Fry garlic first, then add chopped curry leaf, then beaten egg. turn over, brown till golden and voila, fragrant and wholesome omelette!

★★★★ 9y ago

Ocean Ridge, WA, Australia

Great for curry or just nice to see something green in a pot growing.

★★★ 10y ago

ST LEONARDS, , Australia

When I first got them I planted in a pot in my tunnel & they were only 15cm in height. Now both 2m approx. Put in raised beds in tunnel when reached about 50cm, full sun with humidity through Summer & mulched. The soil is red free draining. No water ov...

★★★★ 10y ago


Update: 09-Dec-2011: Showing plenty of new growth. New pic attached.We regularly use its leaves in curry preparations. This tree is semi-deciduous. It looses a lot of its leaves over winter. And those that remain are yellowish and have turned upside d...

10y ago

Akola, MAHAR

Curry Tree

I am need of curry for 1 ha.

10y ago

Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Australia

Curry Tree

Curry leaves are known for their medicinal value - it lowers blood pressure and cholestrol. Boil a few leaves in water and drink thi 'tea' everyday.

★★★★★ 10y ago

, SA

Love this tree. Sentimental value, managed to propagate from tree at old house. Not so easy in Adelaide climate. Its in front of nth faing fence and gets a fair amount of water. Semi decidious here in Winter. Leaves great in curries and smells like...

★★★★★ 10y ago

Adelaide, SA

Once established, this tree tripled in size in one season, despite regularly harvesting the leaves.

Nasreen Chaudhry
11y ago

Tucson, AZ

Curry Tree

I have heard from older people in Pakistan that if you soak four curry leaves in half a glass of water every nite, drink it in morning and eat one leaf for 15days it lowers high blood pressure.

★★★★★ 11y ago


For cooking curries of course!Is happily growing inside on the ktichen window sill.

11y ago

Saratoga- Ca-usa , CA

Curry Tree

I use the leaf in cooking.I grow my own plant.

★★★★ 11y ago

Athelstone, SA, Australia

have 2 plants growing in potssurvives well through summer & winterspicy tasting leaves that cheer up any curry,eggs etcalso attractive looking plant

Lakshman Jayawardena
11y ago

Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Curry Tree

Curry leaves are said to be extremely good eaten raw form (Chopped or pureed)also will reduce blood pressure

Sam Santiago
11y ago

Sydney, NSW

Curry Tree

I have propogated a couple of hundred curry trees and will be looking to sell these to wholesalers in the next few months. I currently have a supply of 5,000 seeds per year but can increase this if the supply for gourmet curry leaves increase in Australia

Dr Tissa Jayatileka
11y ago

Colombo, Sri Lanka, SRL

Curry Tree

In a blender mix a handful of Fresh curry leaves 3- 4 pcs garlic take 5 gms of this daily with food for 6 weeks for a significant lowering of yr blood cholesterol

★★ 11y ago

Unanderra, NSW, Australia

Slow growing - mine is kept in a pot

Ivan Harmer
11y ago

Perth, WA

Curry Tree

The shiny-black fruits are liked both by children and adults. As revealed by the chemical composition of the fruits, they are very nutritious. The leaves are used as a spice in different curries and impart a very good flavour to the preparations. These fruits have also many medicinal properties

Natasha Thompson
11y ago

Hastings, VIC

Curry Tree

Cut the seeds off as soon as they appear - wil stop invasiveness.

Troy Greensill
11y ago

Caboolture, QLD

Curry Tree

This is the most invasive tree I have ever seen. I am constantly having to remove sprouting seedlings from around the tree to prevent my entire front yard from being taken over by baby curry trees.

★★ 12y ago

GORDON, NSW, Australia

Grew in a pot where it just grew tall but not bushy.  Nipped out the top, has never really got that bushy but is healthy.

★★★★ 12y ago


Grows very well in a pot. Lovely to be able to pick your own leaves to cook curries. 

Jennie Booth
12y ago

Maroochydore, QLD

Curry Tree

I grew one in Canberra in a pot, keeping it well protected from frosts. I now have two, growing madly, on the Sunshine Coast. I'm going to use one as a street tree outside my new house in Buderim.

★★★★ 12y ago

North Sydney, NSW, Australia

vigorous grower even in a pot!

★★ 12y ago

Kingsford, NSW, Australia

grown from seeds I was given by a friend, just 3 months ago...

★★★ 12y ago


Planted in a 'tough' spot but doing OK.Cooking with the fresh leaves is way better than dried.

Nwe Nwe Lay
12y ago

Armadale , Western Australia, WA, Australia

Curry Tree

Curry tree is a wonderful herb, own actions are laxative using leaves extract ( fresh ), boiled milk and leaf can get detoxic action in stomach poison and toxic liver disease, digetive action for stomach has weak digestive action.

Kathy Evans
12y ago

Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Curry Tree

They love water in well drained soil protected from wind, quite fast growing in right conditions,good luck.

Jeremy Tonkin
14y ago

Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Curry Tree

When growing keep plant protected from winds

Doreen Daley
14y ago

Olds, AB

Curry Tree

I dont have any Always put them in my curries in South Africa but since emigrating to Canada cant get them!

Hiranthe Wijeratne
14y ago

Sydney, NSW, Australia

Curry Tree

These leaves blended and then boiled with some coconut milk and salt can make a very good drink which clears all toxins from the system. Ayurvedic doctors advices to give this mixture for Heppetitis patients, which clears the yellow eyes and purify lever

Kamalesh Somaia
14y ago

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Curry Tree

I am soon starting plantation of Curry Leaves (Murraya Koenigii) saplings on a commercial scale in my farm at Ghadane, Tal. Bhivandi, Distt. Thane, Maharashtra, about 65 Kms from Mumbai. After that, I will have a lots of new facts to share with you all.

Chitra Divisekera
14y ago

Mill Park, VIC, Australia

Curry Tree

Can make a pesto with young curry leaves. Grind with onion , a green chilli . Finish with lemon juice and salt.

Kamalesh Somaia
14y ago

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Curry Tree

The fruits are purple in colour and are edible. Adults and children enjoy them alike. But be careful! The seeds are reported to be poisonous.

Nonia Watts
15y ago

Newcastle Upon Tyne, ENGLA

Curry Tree

Add a few curry leaves with fried onion and green chillies to a tin of baked beans-great on toast.Great plant we had a5m tree back in South Africa. am desperate to grow one in UK.

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