MIMOSA TREE PERSIAN SILK – BUTTERFLY MAGNET! WHEN IT RAINS THE LEAVES CLOSE TO LET WATER FLOW TO THE ROOTS! GREAT FOR BONSAI! $2.10

THE BEAUTIFUL MIMOSA TREE – PERSIAN SILK! GREAT AS A GARDEN TREE, BONSAI TOO! GREAT FOR PROVIDING SHADE IN YOUR GARDEN! A BUTTERFLY FAVOURITE – BIRDS AND BEES LOVE THIS TREE TOO! IT’S LEAVES CLOSE WHEN IT RAINS DIRECTING ALL THE FLOW DOWN TO THE ROOTS!
Birds, butterflies and bees all love this tree. Produces flat brown seed pods to 20cm long.
Native to Asia, Persian silk trees (Albizia julibrissin), also called mimosa, are deciduous, fast-growing and may grow up to 30 or 40 feet high. They often have more than one trunk, low branches and spreading, feathery fernlike leaves that produce variously sized canopies. Pink or white, puffy flowers grow in clusters — they bloom from mid-spring to late summer.
Albizia julibrissin (Persian silk tree, pink silk tree) is a species of tree in the family Fabaceae, native to southwestern and eastern Asia.
The genus is named after the Italian nobleman Filippo degli Albizzi, who introduced it to Europe in the mid-18th century, and it is sometimes incorrectly spelled Albizzia. The specific epithet julibrissin is a corruption of the Persian word gul-i abrisham which means “silk flower” . Its leaves slowly close during the night and during periods of rain, the leaflets bowing downward; thus its modern Persian name shabkhosb means “night sleeper”.

Grow Notes
Prefers a full sun position and is drought and cold tolerant once established.

Persian silk trees thrive in well-draining, slightly alkaline and acidic soil of clay, sand or loam. They do not grow well in coastal areas because of the soil’s high salt content. The trees prefer hot summer temperatures and full sunlight but tolerate some shade.

Allow about 4m for the tree to spread its canopy if you are planting the Persian silk tree near a house, by a deck, patio or in a garden. Water the tree as needed.

Sow
Scrape the hard coats around the seeds with a file or sandpaper and then place them in warm water for 24 hours.

Plant them outdoors in the spring when the daily temperature is 15 degrees or warmer.

Raise seedlings in Spring or Summer, by planting seeds at 5mm depth in seed raising mix.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
7-90 days at 15-25°C

Maturity
Fast-growing tree to 6m.

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