Mimosa, Silk Tree, Persian Silk Tree, Pink Silk Tree Albizia julibrissin

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Botanical Name:

Albizia julibrissin







Common Name:

Mimosa, Silk Tree, Persian Silk Tree, Pink Silk Tree

Seeds Per Pound:
17.16 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
Germination Test Type:
40 feet
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In Stock: 17.16 lb
Items are priced on a curve, you can buy any 'bulk quantity' up to what we have in stock, some examples are:
1 packet (~ 25 seeds)
10 gram (~ 285 seeds)
1 oz (~ 808 seeds)
4 oz (~ 3234 seeds)
1 lb (~ 12934 seeds)
1 kg (~ 28515 seeds)
10 lb (~ 129340 seeds)
Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Pour boiling water over seed , let stand in water for 24 hours, repeat process on seed that did not imbibe. Another Method: file or sand through the outer seedcoat, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: sow seed 1/8" deep , keep moist.
Other: Alternate Treatment, Soak in sulfuric or nitric acid for 15 to 30 minutes and wash under cold water for 5-10 minutes. USE CAUTION.
In a Nutshell:
* The flower heads are carminative, digestive, sedative and tonic.
* They are used internally in the treatment of insomnia, irritability, breathlessness and poor memory. more...
* Small deciduous tree growing to 5–12m tall.
* The bark is dark greenish grey in colour and striped vertically as it gets older. more...
* Not recommended to be planted over pools.
[ edit ] Description Albizia julibrissin is a small deciduous tree growing to 5–12 m tall, with a broad crown of level or arching branches. The bark is dark greenish grey in colour and striped vertically as it gets older. The leaves are bipinnate , 20–45 cm long and 12–25 cm broad, divided into 6–12 pairs of pinnae, each with 20–30 pairs of leaflets; the leaflets are oblong, 1–1.5 cm long and 2–4 mm broad. The flowers are produced throughout the summer in dense inflorescences , the individual flowers with no petals but a tight cluster of stamens 2–3 cm long, white or pink with a white base, looking like silky threads. They have been observed to be attractive to bees , butterflies and hummingbirds . The fruit is a flat brown pod 10–20 cm long and 2–2.5 cm broad, containing several seeds inside.There are two varieties : Albizia julibrissin var. julibrissin . The typical variety, described above. Albizia julibrissin var. mollis . Differs in the shoots being densely hairy. There is also a form , Albizia julibrissin f. rosea which has, in the past, been classed either as a variety or as a cultivar . This is a smaller tree, only growing to 5–7 m tall, with the flowers always pink. Native to the northeast of the species' range in Korea and northern China, it is more cold-tolerant than the typical form, surviving temperatures down to at least -25 °C.
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Physical Characteristics  Albizia julibrissin is a deciduous Tree growing to 12 m (39ft) by 10 m (32ft). It is hardy to zone 7 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from Jul to August, and the seeds ripen from Sep to November. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs)It can fix Nitrogen. The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils, requires well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil.The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. and can grow in very alkaline and saline soils. It cannot grow in the shade.It requires dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.The plant can tolerates strong winds but not maritime exposure.
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