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Neem tree on windy spot

 
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Can I plant a Neem tree in a windy place?
 
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No experience, but I googled it for you(and my own curiosity):

drought tolerant
deep rooted
excellent hardness and shear strength observed as timber.

That means it will probably withstand constant drying winds, endure strong gusts without limbs breaking or it uprooting(when mature).

As far as leaf-retention and flower/fruit production, the literature is less clear.

Keep in mind that any tree subject to constant wind will grow more slowly, and may stay stunted or lean sideways unless properly staked when young.
 
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Thank you very much! Very useful. I googled it too, but did not find what you did.
 
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I searched "Azadirachta indica" and then variate terms like "roots", "Wood", "Hardness", etc. several scientific papers(too many to link right now)

If you plan to move forward, I hope it works out!
 
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My father grew neem in the caribbean.
I'm crazy for neem on an island of mesquie and thorny acasia.

They grow tall and willowy so you will need to support them for a couple of years.

I would strip the leaves from a couple trees to fill a blender. Them make a fine leaf water to shower with.
Four years later i still don't like using soap.

A friend used the water to wash the ticks and fleas off of her dogs.

My high desert arizona property is under eight inches of snow right now.
I so wish neem could grow there.

You can get tons of information from :"neem tree farms"
In florida.
They will tell you that starting neem from seed is tough.

My father let his girlfriend be his executor.  If i ever get my inheritance there will be two acres of neem in the middle of bonaire, dutch caribbean.
 
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Neem will grow anywhere that's not too cold. And they sprout real easily from see. I brush my teeth with them.
 
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