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Mundulea sericea, Dalbergia sericea, Mundulea suberosa, Silver Bush, Cork Bush, Sheesham Tree

Mundulea sericea, Dalbergia sericea, Mundulea suberosa

Silver Bush, Cork Bush, Sheesham Tree
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Origin: Madagascar, South Africa
Can be used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterDry conditionsPink flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Outstanding sprays of purple/lilac, pea-like flowers cover the shrub from early Spring thru Summer, attracting butterflies. The pretty, compound leaves are covered with silky, silvery hairs, often causing the foliage to appear gray-blue. Another striking feature is the thick, corky bark, which develops at about 6 months old. The plant can be used for bonsai culture.


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Mundulea sericea - seeds

Corkbush. Very free flowering and distinctly garden worthy, this rare-in-the-trade, South African native makes an excellent shrub or small tree, 6'-10' tall. Outstanding sprays of purple/lilac, pea-like flowers cover the shrub from early Spring through Summer, attracting butterflies. Great plant for bonsai!
Mundulea sericea is easily cultivated from seed. Soak the seeds overnight in hot water and plant them the next day in a mixture of riversand (vercumilite and or perlite will also do) and potting mix (60:40 ratio). Germination takes place from about 1 week and continues until about 3 months later.
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