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Persian Silk Seeds - Deciduous Flowering Tree
Albizia julibrissin


* Common Names =  Persian Silk Tree or Pink Siris Tree.
* Fragrant blossoms, puffy pink/white "pom poms", fast growth rate, and attraction for butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds.
* Low Maintenance - drought-tolerant, minimal watering needs, and successful in poor soil (can even help enrich the soil where it grows).
* Broad, low-branching spread makes a canopy shade tree.
* Landscape accent; makes a nice bonsai specimen (due to soft bark and fast growth, small-gauge wires should not be left on for more than 2 weeks at a time).
* Known by the Chinese as the "Happiness Herb"
* Flowers and bark - relieve anxiety, stress, and depression; chronic leg and lower back pain
* Flowers - helps insomnia, amnesia, sore throat, contusion, and indigestion
* Bark - regarded as one of the most important herbs for external trauma and injuries - promotes blood circulation, reduces pain and swelling, promotes regeneration of flesh, and facilitates the healing of bone fractures
* Sensitive leaves slowly close at night and during periods of rain, earning the Persian name "night sleeper".


Life Cycle:  Deciduous
Height:   20-40 ft   
Max Diameter:   40 ft
USDA Zone:   5-10
Light:   Full Sun / Partial Shade

Growing Instructions:

1. Soak seeds in warm water for 24 hours.

2. Sow 3/4" deep in small pots with moistened seed-starting mix. Seeds need warmth, moist soil and full sun to break dormancy. Germination should occur in 2-3 weeks.

3. Move into bigger pots as needed. Once established, transplant into the ground in partial or full sun after last frost. Protect during the first few winters.

Persian Silk Seeds - Albizia julibrissin

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