23 August 2016


After a quest of 4 years, I found Kalumediriya (Calamander or Coromandel - Diospyros quaesita) saplings. As I mentioned in my previous post, Kalumediriya is endemic to Sri Lanka and it is one of the rarest plants. It is a slow growing tree and it takes more than 100 years to grow to its full scale. This is classified as a super luxury class wood.

Above picture was taken from Haldummulla Herbal Garden. We bought 35 Kalumediriya saplings from there and planning to plant them in 35 homes.

For those who live in Colombo can see a Kalumediriya plant at Baddegana Wetland Park.


Kim@stuffcould.... said...

Wow I would say that is a luxury plant that grows that slow! I saw your blog at Betsy joy reflection...love the pics you have here

cat said...

I hope the plant will survive and grow big!

rainfield61 said...

These 35 homes will take 100 years to see these trees growing to full scale.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Hi Kim,
Thanks for the comments. Yes Betsy is a long time blog friend of mine

Yes, If it can survive first 2 years, these trees grow well.

Well, If you look after them really you will see about 15 foot tree after 5 - 6 years. But for timber it takes 100 years. In my case I would never grow them for timber :)

Anonymous said...

We have a 15 year old plant in vajira red bambalapitiya, very slow growth

Kirigalpoththa said...

Dear Ananda,
Great any chance of sending a picture of the tree and leaves to our email thadakodikara@gmail.com