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Description for Sesbania punicea
Sesbania punicea is an ornamental shrub that produces reddish-orange flowers, has deciduous leaves, and grows to 15 feet high. This plant has a high demand for water, and thrives in swamps or high-moisture areas.
Planting and care
Plant where they will receive a minimum of 5 to 6 hours of full sun per day. Plants grown in weak sun may not die at once, but they weaken gradually. Give them plenty of organic matter when planting and donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t crowd them.Wear sturdy gloves to protect your hands from prickly thorns.
Caring for Sesbania punicea
- Where temperatures stay below freezing during winter, enclose the plant with a sturdy mesh cylinder, filling the enclosure with compost, mulch, dry wood chips, pine needles, or chopped leaves.DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t use heavy, wet, maple leaves for mulch. Mulch instead with oak leaves, pine needles, compost, or straw.
Typical uses of Sesbania punicea
Special features: Grows well against south-facing walls which provide a sheltered environment. Arbor or trellis. Interesting specimen shrub. Informal hedge. Screen.
Ornamental use: Medicinal
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