Albizia julibrissin / Silk Tree, Mimosa Tree 50 seeds

Albizia julibrissin / Silk Tree, Mimosa Tree 50 seeds

Albizia julibrissin, also called Sleep tree because the leaves close at night and drought., Is a small deciduous tree that reaches 5 m high. Leaves bipinnate. The flowers are produced all summer white or pink with a white base, looking silk threads. Very attractive to bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.

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Albizia julibrissin, also called Sleep tree because the leaves close at night and drought., Is a small deciduous tree that reaches 5 m tall, with a broad crown and arching branches. The bark is dark gray and green color becomes vertical stripes as they age. The leaves are bipinnate. The flowers are produced all summer white or pink with a white base, looking silk threads. Very attractive to bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. The fruit is a pod (legume) brown flat 10-20 cm long and 2-2.5 cm wide, containing the seeds inside.

In his second year at temperatures up to -15 ° C and therefore with tropical flowers can be suitable for any part of Europe. If grown from seed in a pot plant can reach five feet in height in the first year.

 

 

Uses: The bark is used to heal wounds and as anthelmintic. The seeds are used as food for livestock and wildlife, and flowers, sweetly scented, are a source of nectar for bees. It is appreciated for its pleasant garden foliage and very showy flowers, being widely cultivated in streets, squares and gardens. Use: isolated, in groups and in walks and feet isolated.

 

 

features:

Humidity: During the first year of life should copy biweekly watering in summer and weekly during the intermediate seasons.

Requires a warm and full sun.

With the ground is not very demanding, but prefers alkaline in nature and low humidity.

Tolerates sea.

It produces a wide but light shade

 

cultivation:
The seeds due to their waterproof covers, requires treatment with boiling water followed by 5 seconds of running water at room temperature for 24h. Direct sowing in autumn or spring.


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