ALBIZIA JULIBRISSIN - Acacia de Constantinopla
  • ALBIZIA JULIBRISSIN - Acacia de Constantinopla
  • ALBIZIA JULIBRISSIN - Acacia de Constantinopla
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SEEDS OF ALBIZIA JULIBRISSIN - PERSIAN SILK TREE

Ornamental tree found in urban and coastal areas, gardens for its shade. It is an essential tree for bonsai lovers.

Deciduous tree growing to 3-6m tall with a broad crown. Attractive and scented flowers vary from cream-coloured to pale pink. They look like silky pompoms when blooming. Dark-green leaves.

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Sow outdoors
Flowering
Attracts Wildlife Bees
Average germination (%) 80
Climate Zone Temperate maritime, Warm areas
Flower colour Pink
Foliage Deciduous
Germination (in days) 15-20
Hardiness No drought resistant, Non hardy
Plant usage Bonsai, City garden, Coastal garden, Fodder, Gardening, Honey producing plant, Medicinal, Shade tree, Specimen, Street Tree
Seeds per gram 20
Soil - Moisture Well-drained
Soil - Ph Neutral
Soil - Type Loam, Sand
Sunlight - Exposure Partial shade, Sun

Place the seeds in boiling water for 5 seconds and immediately after transfer to running water with ice cubes in it. Soak for 24h and then proceed to the sowing maintaining temperatures of 15ºC night/25ºC day until the germination is completed.

Adapts to any deep, sandy and light soils under hot climates.

Excellent ornamental seaside tree with high sea breeze tolerance. It is found along the streets, in squares and gardens for its foliage and attractive flowers.

The bark is used to cure injuries and it has been found to possess antidepressant effects. In the traditional Chinese medicine it is believed to nourish the heart and calm the spirit.

The seeds are used as a fodder for wildlife and livestock. The sweet-scented flowers are a good nectar source for honeybees.

When young the tree needs to be watered when soil dries but once it is older it tolerates summer drought.

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