Phyllanthus emblica


The Amla or Indian Gooseberry is a small leafy tree that grows throughout India and bears an edible fruit. Amla oil is extracted from its seeds and pulp. The amla fruit is often referred to as the "Indian Gooseberry" because of its edible, very tart taste. The pectin content makes it ideal for jam and chutneys. The tree begins to yield fruit from the third year onwards and the productivity levels are good. Amla oil is prepared from dried amla berries, which have been soaked in coconut oil for several days. This oil is one of the world's oldest natural hair conditioners. These trees are semi deciduous in the winter and spring, and may lose some leaves in transport as a stress response. This is quite normal and the plant will recover well.
Other Names: Indian Gooseberry

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Specifications of Amla

Preferred Climate Tropical, SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 5-10m

Plants required to Pollinate 1+ Beneficial (cross pollination helps with fruit set)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter? Some Leaves (Partly Deciduous)

Water Requirements Drought Hardy (Little Watering)

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? No (Full Size)

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 4-5 Years

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months June, July, August, September, October

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Amla Reviews & Tips

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Anand Rathod
★★★★★ 2y ago


Very healthy fruit, high in vitamin c

Leanne Simcic
6y ago

Newport, NSW, Australia


Often used in India as treatment to reverse grey hair

Jodie Thomson
7y ago

Coburg, VIC, Australia


There has been interesting research into Amla as a diabetes treatment.

8y ago

Whitebridge, NSW, Australia, Australia


It is highly used in aruvedic medic and cures many things a rich antioxidant highest form of vitamin C I want to buy a plant where from?

Mohan Udiavar
8y ago

Sydney, NSW, Australia


Research in the US has shown that Amla does not contain any Vit. C . It is the polyphenols (tanins) that give the taste.

11y ago

Bathurst, NSW , Australia


Amla is very rich in Vitamin C and keeps immune system good. Can be made a drink with water as refreshing drink with bit of salt and balc pepper. Taken more than one glass will clean the stomach as well - severe loose motions

★★★ 12y ago

Winmalee, NSW, Australia

Great plant for poor soils - grows well but needs protection from wildlife

Dr.ganesh Bhat
13y ago

Perth, WA, Australia


This is drought tollarant hardy plant.Minimum water in hot summer will keep it going!

13y ago

Trivandrum, KERAL


Bark of amla is used for purification water

Pratistha Pyakurel
16y ago

Kathmandu, NEPAL


Amla is also found in Nepal but it is called amala.

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