Related to citrus, the Curry Leaf Tree also has aromatic leaves which have a distinctive curry like fragrance and taste. The tree is also known by other common names such as Currybush and Indian Bay.
Records show it is native to China, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. It is however widely cultivated in tropical and subtropical climates around the world.
A small tree in stature, 3-6m tall, it is highly ornamental due to its pinnate leaves, fragrant white flowers in summer and the black berries that follow.
In small gardens, grow this plant in a large pot to keep the dimensions in check. This also provides the convenience of harvesting the leaves when the container is close to the kitchen.
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