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Albizia julibrissin

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Albizia

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

pink

Flower size

7-8 mm

Flowering months

June,

July,

August

Leaf type

Bipinnate

Height

to 15 m

Description

A tree with a broad crown of arching branches.

Native to south-western and eastern Asia.

Flowers

Flowers in large spherical heads with a tubular corolla. Each flower has 5 even toothed greenish-white stamens with showy, silky, rose pink filaments, 25-30 mm long.

Leaves

Bipinnate leaflets on either side of the stem, each leaflet is further subdivided. Rows of leaflets on either side of the stem, each leaflet is further subdivided. Slightly hairy beneath.

Fruits Seeds

Pod: narrow, oblong, stalked and flattened, 13-16 cm long.

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