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Albizia julibrissin, Silk Tree

Albizia julibrissin

Silk Tree
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Origin: Asia
Big tree > 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This tree has attractive fragrant pom-pom- like flowers, and interesting fern-like foliage. In gardens this fast growing tree grows to 20-30 ft. It has a single trunk with smooth, gray bark. Each bi-pinnate leaf is made up of hundreds of tiny leaflets coated in white hairs, giving the foliage a silvery cast. In late winter or spring, the domed crown is decked in sprays of small, globular, off-white to baby-pink flower heads. Prefers a rich, light, well drained soil. The flowers are attractive to bees, butterflies, and birds.





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Albizia julibrissin - seeds

Silk Mimosa. This fast growing tree has attractive fragrant pom-pom- like flowers, and interesting fern-like foliage. In late winter or spring, the domed crown is decked in sprays of small, globular, off-white to baby-pink flower heads. Prefers a rich, light, well drained soil. The flowers are attractive to bees, butterflies, and birds.
Place seeds in a cup of boiling water and allow to soak overnight. Plant 1/2" deep in sandy mix. Keep warm, damp and in bright light. Can be slow to germinate.
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Albizia lebbeck, Mimosa lebbeck, Womans tongue, Siris-tree, Rain tree, East Indian walnut, Kokko, Soros-tree, Raom tree

Albizia lebbeck, Mimosa lebbeck

Womans tongue, Siris-tree, Rain tree, East Indian walnut, Kokko, Soros-tree, Raom tree
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Origin: India, Burma and the Andaman Island
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersYellow/orange flowersDeciduousAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Albizia lebbeck, Mimosa lebbeck is a fast-growing tree, that is susceptible to wind damage. A moderate to large, deciduous tree can grow up to 100 feet high in rain forests. The tree develops a straight trunk when it is grown in dense forests, but is spreading and low branching in the open. Unless trimmed frequently, the trees will annually produce an abundance of seed from papery pods about 8" long and 1" wide (author). Common names such as "woman's tongue" and "rattle pod" derive from the noise of pods shaking in the wind. The foliage is pale green when young and gray-green at maturity. Flowers are cream colored, hemispheric pom-poms. Seeds germinate well without scarification.

The tree is used as a folk remedy for many ailments. Another common use is as an avenue tree, and sometimes it is used to shade coffee and tea. Saponins and tannins in the bark can be used for making soap and in tanning, respectively. Bee keepers like the species for the light-colored honey its nectar provides, and the tree hosts the lac insect.





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Albizia sp., Albizia

Albizia sp.

Albizia
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Big tree > 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersYellow/orange flowersDeciduousUnknown name

Albizia is a genus of about 150 species of mostly fast-growing subtropical and tropical trees and shrubs. The genus is pantropical, occurring in Asia, Africa, Madagascar, America and Australia, but mostly in the Old World tropics.

Species:

Albizia julibrissin

Albizia lebbeck

Albizia saman





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Paraserianthes lophantha, Albizia lophantha, Cape Leeuwin Wattle, Crested Wattle

Paraserianthes lophantha, Albizia lophantha

Cape Leeuwin Wattle, Crested Wattle
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Origin: Western Australia
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

It is an attractive small tree to about 8m, very fast growing, especially in coastal areas, with long (up to 20 cm) bipinnate leaves. The greenish yellow flowers appear in early June and flowering continues through the winter months and into September. These are followed by dark seed pods up to 10 cm in length. The tree flowers from an early age and because of its quick growing habit makes good cover for other species.





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Samanea saman, Albizia saman, Pithecellobium saman , Rain Tree, Monkeypod, Cenizaro, Cow Tamarind

Samanea saman, Albizia saman, Pithecellobium saman

Rain Tree, Monkeypod, Cenizaro, Cow Tamarind
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Origin: Tropical America
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunModerate waterPink flowersSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Stunning shade tree with large, dome-shaped canopy - symmetrical crown. Pink powderpuff flowers. The pods have a sweet, sticky brown pulp, and are fed to cattle in Central America. It is native to the mainland neotropics, from Mexico south to Peru and Brazil, but has been widely introduced to the Pacific islands, including Hawaii. The attractive wood is crafted into platters and bowls that are commonly marketed in Hawaii.





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