Botanical Name: Azadirachta indica
Often called the Wonder Tree, the neem has been used for centuries in Asia as an insecticide and for medicinal purposes. The natural insecticide azadirachatin can be extracted from the seeds of the neem tree. Frost sensitive. Weed warning: in Dry Tropics Neem tree regenerates easily and can be a weed problem. They can also self seed in subtropical regions.
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1 (Self Pollinating)
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Likes Temps above 5deg
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All Leaves (Evergreen)
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Sun or Shade
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January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Question & Answer
Do you have a neem tree or seedling please? I don't understand what grafted is? From: RED HILL ACT
Yes we do have grafted neem and seedlings that we sell. The difference is the grafted ones use a White Cedar rootstock which makes them more cold hardy than the seedling ones. #Neemtree616
Customer Comments on Neem Tree
Make sure not to over water,and i have seen mine get tip moth when young | Shane - Coffs Habour, NSW 17-May-2010
Do not plant near sewer pipes as it invades them readily. | Colin Burt - Hervey Bay, QUEEN 24-Aug-2008
The natural insecticide azadirachatin can be extracted from the seeds of the neem tree. Frost senstive. 140mm | $12.90 AU | Eva Fezer - Bedfordale, W. A 11-Dec-2008
The natural insecticide azadirachatin can be extracted from the seeds of the neem tree. Frost senstive. 140mm | $12.90 AU | Eva Fezer - Bedfordale, WA 11-Dec-2008
There are two varieties of neem-sweet and bitter. Burn a small twig with leaves and smoke an area to get rid of mossies. Chew a (a bit each day) toothbrush size twig as a teeth cleanser. Sweet neem is preferred. | Viren Aggarwal - Frenchs Forest, NSW 13-Jan-2009
What variety wld be the grafted one being sold here? sweet or bitter? I hear from ppl that there is also a large & small leaf Neem...is the grafted variety here small leafed? | S.l. - Quakers Hill, NSW 03-Feb-2009
Grows 3 times faster if seasol is put every week for the first 3 months. | Lauda Chute - Dandenong, VIC 17-Jan-2010
Neem leaves can be used to store clothes as well. Alternative to Moth/Napthalene balls | Gurpreet Singh - Woodcroft, NSW 01-Mar-2012
Take 5-6 organic neem leaf capsules per day over a six week period to create infertility. Neem will not negatively affect libido or sex drive in any way. The infertility is also reversible after you stopping consuming neem after a several days. | John - Brisbane, QLD 02-Mar-2013
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