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Sesbania sesban, Sesbania aegyptiaca, Egyptian Pea

Sesbania sesban, Sesbania aegyptiaca

Egyptian Pea
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Origin: Africa
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunYellow, orange flowersUnusual colorPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Sesbania sesban, also known as the Egyptian pea, is an evergreen shrub native to Africa. It typically grows as a large shrub 50-10 ft tall, but can reach sizes of 15-20 ft in height. It is a fast-growing, small size tree with blooms that start completely black as buds and then turn into black-red-and-orange multicolor pendant flowers and long, slender pods. This plant grows in full sun. It attracts beneficial insects and animals such as butterflies, honeybees and hummingbirds.

This plant is tolerant of salt and can be planted near the seaside. It is also cold hardy, making it suitable for growing in USDA Zone 9-11. A mature plant can withstand temperatures as low as 30°F (for a short time). It is suitable for growing in pots in cold regions.

When growing Sesbania sesban, choose a location with full sun and well-drained soil. Water regularly and keep the soil evenly moist by mulching in the summer. Fertilize every two to three months during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer. Prune to increase air circulation, shape or remove dead shoots or flowers. Propagate from seed or cuttings. Protect from cold temperatures by covering during the winter months.

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Sesbania aegyptiaca Bicolor - Egyptian Pea, Black Bud

Bicolor Sesban, native to India, has unbelievable blooms that start completely black as buds and then open into black-red-and-orange multicolor flower.
It is a small, often multi-stemmed tree, growing to 12-15 ft high. Its leaves are pinnately compound.
The raceme has 2-20 pea-shaped flowers. Calyx and standard are purplish black, wings and keel partly purplish black or red;

Recommended Fertilizer: SUNSHINE Megaflor - Bloom Nutrition Booster
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
6"/1 gal pot