Amla, Indian Gooseberry (Phyllanthus emblica)

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Amla is a small drought-tolerant fruit tree native to India that has a rich background in Ayurvedic medicine. The yellow, quarter-sized Amla fruit tastes sour and astringent with sweet, bitter and pungent secondary tastes. Fresh or dried fruit was traditionally used to treat asthma and aid in digestion. Amla fruit can be eaten raw or cooked in various dishes, candied, made into syrup or pickled. In Indonesia, the bark of the tree is cooked in broth. There are many names for this unique fruit tree that include Emblic, Emblic myrobalan, Myrobalan, Indian gooseberry, Malacca tree, Amla, Sanskrit Amalaki.

Plant Type
Tropical Evergreen Fruit Tree

Harvest Season

Mature Size
Up to 12 ft.

Soil & Moisture
Performs well in sandy, well-draining soil. Be careful not over water.

Light Requirements
Full Sun, Part Shade


Growth Rate

Zone Hardiness
Outdoors 9+ with frost protection; Patio/Greenhouse 4+


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How to Grow Amla

Plant Type: Tropical Evergreen Fruit Tree  

Harvest Season: Summer

Mature Size6-12 ft.

Soil & Moisture: Performs well in sandy, well-draining soil. Be careful not over water.

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun

Zone Hardiness: 9+  

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