Albizia Lebbeck, Frywood - 0.5 Kg Seeds
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Common name: pink silk tree
Height: Upto 30 to 40 feet
Difficulty level: Easy
Planting & Care
Albizia odoratissima is a medium sized tree to 22(-40) m tall, diameter 120-150 cm, and a short trunk. Bark dark grey to light brown with horizontal lenticels. Crown spreading, relatively dense with drooping foliage. Branching habit uniform, but irregularities occur when the tree is damaged.
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil: It will tolerate a wide range of soil types, but does best on moist, well-drained, loamy soils.
Water: It tolerates hot humid conditions, but does not tolerate water-logging.
Temprature: Tolerates a wide range of temperature but grows best in areas where the mean annual temperature is in the range 22 - 33°c
The tree produces an insoluble gum which is mixed with other gums and used as an extender.
A brown dye is obtained from the wood.
The heartwood of mature trees is a beautiful dark brown colour. The wood is hard, close-grained, 20 - 40% stronger than teak.
A premium quality wood, it is suitable for panelling and furniture.
It is also used for carts, wheels, farm implements and construction timbers.
A valuable fuel wood, dead and defective branches from shade trees are a major source of fuel.
- The bark is used in the manufacture of a fermented sugar cane wine, known as basi , and consumed in the Philippines.
http://tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Albizia+odoratissima http://www.worldagroforestry.org/treedb/AFTPDFS/Albizia_odoratissima.PDF http://envis.frlht.org/plant_details.php?disp_id=101&parname=0
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