Albizia Julibrissin-'Persian Silk Tree'-TREE-25 seeds
“Persian Silk Tree”
Ideal sowing temp: 18-22C (Avoid the coldest and hottest temps).
Position: Open & sunny once matured.
Preparation: Soak in just-boiled water 10-15 hours before sowing. Sow swollen seeds and re-treat any seeds that have not swollen.
Sowing: 3mm deep. Cover very lightly with soil. Warm, shaded or semi-shaded position while sprouting.
Care: Keep warm and moist but not wet.
Sprouting: 10-28 days (at 18-22C).
Native to Japan and Western Asia, original habitats of the tree include regions from Iran (Persia) and the Republic of Azerbaijan to China and Korea. Grows to a small, deciduous tree to 16m with a stout stem and a horizontal canopy of spreading branches covered in showy pink flowers that resemble pompoms. The flowers are fragrant while the leaves are feathery looking and close at night. Popular Bonsai specimen.
Prefers a well-drained soil in an open sunny position but will accept partial shade. Tolerates a wide range of soils. It is drought, wind and frost tolerant, fast growing and can thrive in full sun in hot, summer climates, although can be stunted and sickly-looking during drought.
Used as an herb in its native south-western and eastern Asia, the flowers and stem bark are used to make medicine. Albizia is taken by mouth for anxiety, cancer, depression, sleep problems (insomnia), and sore throat; to improve mood; and to reduce swelling associated with trauma.
The Chakra Garden cannot take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants.
Always seek advice from a professional before eating or using a plant therapeutically.
****Please note: these are seeds (we are NOT selling these as live plants). Quarantine restrictions and costs prohibit us from selling these seeds to WA, Tas, and Internationally.
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Approx 90 % germination of the seeds within 3 weeks, looking forward to them growing strong.
Never received this product. The Australia Post informed us that they have delivered the parcel in our mail box, but we have no idea where is it about.
Update: June and Joe were very kind and offered to resend my order again in Express Post, even I am just a "little buyer". However, I have now received the order. I love the instructions of preparation on the package. Highly recommended for people like me who are not very good at gardening.