This rare subtropical tree is rather like Albizia julibrissin but bigger, and has fine, ferny, divided foliage and huge, fluffy, pink flowers which form in late summer and early autumn. The flowers, which have a beautiful sweet pea-like perfume, are followed by flat seed pods. Known by a wide variety of common names, such as Persian silk tree or pink siris, the species is usually called "silk tree" or "mimosa" in the United States. Its leaves slowly close during the night and during periods of rain, the leaflets bowing downward as if the tree were sleeping. It is native to Colombia, El Salvador, Peru and Panama but is also cultivated in Indonesia.
These seeds have already been thoroughly cleaned and cold-stored for several months. They should be sown into a well-drained, sandy compost at any time of the year, and covered thinly with sand or grit and kept moist. Keep at between 15 and 20 degrees C. Germination usually occurs within 4 to 6 weeks although some seeds may take much longer.
Common name:Giant Powder Puff, Naked albizia
Classification:Half hardy tree
Packet Content:20 (Approx)