Here is the list of most common ornamental trees and garden plants in India with common name and picture. Popular ornamental garden plants and trees of India also include Ashoka tree, flame trees, Indian Cork tree, African Tulip Tree, Sago palm, Nerium oleander and very rare African Sausage tree.
Plumeria Alba is the most common evergreen white flowering ornamental plant from dogbane family, also includes Plumeria rubra or frangipani,Plumeria pudica and Pink Plumeria.
The white with a yellow in center flowers of Plumeria blooms with lovely spiral shaped appearance and known as Champa in India, used in ritual offerings to the deities or to make necklaces.
Lagerstroemia speciosa is a medium sized tree and the flowers blooms only once in a year during the peak of summer, known as pride of India.
The ornamental plant grown in India and South East Asia, where its leaves are used as a herb for tea preparation and also in traditional medicine.
The golden shower flowering tree or Amalatas is native to the Indian subcontinent and is the state flower of Kerala. Golden rain tree is the most popular ornamental plant in India blooms in late spring and also used as herbal in Ayurvedic medicine.
The flamboyant or Gulmohar is one of the several flame trees found in India where grown as an ornamental tree. Gulmohar ornament tree is the most common flowering tree of India and also has several medicinal uses.
Caryota urens or Fishtail palm tree is a flowering palm from the Indian Subcontinent where they grow in fields, gardens and roadside for landscaping.
Casuarina equisetifolia or Australian pine tree is the most common seashore tree in India, planted for windbreak and known for cone like fruits.
Polyalthia longifolia is a evergreen tree native to India, planted to reduce noise pollution and known to grow over 30 ft in height. The False ashoka tree or Indian mast trees are used for ornamental in gardens throughout India.
Christmas tree is one of the most common name of triangle pine tree although it is not a true pine. Because of the distinctive appearance of this tree, it is grown as houseplants, outdoors and gardens as ornamental trees.
Giants Thuja green evergreen tree or Morpankhi is one of the five species of cedars that are native to eastern Asia. The conifers tree widely cultivated as an ornamental plant and particularly used in the horticultural trade.
The devil tree or Alstonia scholaris also known as saptparni or shaitan tree in India, is the state tree of West Bengal and one of the most common gardens and landscapes tree in India. Alstonia scholaris flowers are beautiful and very fragrant that blooms once in year during the the month of October.
Red Bottle Brush is a medium sized woody plant which was endemic to Australia but now cultivated in many other regions of the world. The bottlebrushes flowering trees are used in ornamental landscaping in India and elsewhere in the world.
The Ficus benjamina plant or weeping fig tree are the most common flowering plant in India and very popular houseplant as well as among the most popular plants for indoor bonsai.
The bottle palm tree was naturally endemic coast of Mauritius but now cultivated in other regions and one of the most popular indoor plant when smaller and garden plant for landscaping.
Bamboo plants are exotic and extremely durable plants seen in many gardens of landscaping or gardening. Bamboos are one of the fastest growing plants in the world and giant timber bamboos are largest members of the grass family.
Thespesia populnea commonly found in South India, otherwise known as Portia Tree. Indian tulip tree and African tulip tree are two popular ornamental garden tree or street tree in India.
The white sky flower, Duranta erecta is one of the most popular and cultivated as an ornamental plant for gardens and also marketed as a hedge plant.