Persian Silk Tree Seed

Albizzia julibrissin

£2.50 inc. VAT

Persian Silk Tree is a highly decorative deciduous tree with fine leaves made up of fern-like leaflets. It is often mistaken for Mimosa when not in flower. Exotic pink flowers late summer have long silky stamens, followed by flattened brown/yellow seed pods. Only just hardy outside in the UK, in the south west and on south coast, otherwise it grows best in a conservatory or greenhouse. In Oriental medicine it is used to alleviate depression and as a sedative.

Earn up to 3 Points.

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Description

Albizzia julibrissin

Common Name: Persian Silk Tree

Native: Central to East Asia

Provenance: China

Size and Spread(10yrs): 6m x 6m

Treatment required: Soak seed in warm water for 24hrs and then sow in warmth.

Seeds /kg:   c.20,800  ;  91% viable

Ideal sowing period: Anytime

Soil Conditions: Tolerates poor soil, but much better when mulched, fed and watered in its short growing season.

Planting instructions: Needs a sunny sheltered spot, against a wall. South-west UK or a conservatory.

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Additional information

Weight 5.00 g
Genus

Albizzia

Size

seed pkt (approx 80 seeds)

Family

Leguminosae

Flowering Month

June, July

Colour

pink

Hardiness

Hardy

Life Cycle

shrub

Evergreen

deciduous

Interest

flowers

Requires

sun