Albizia Procera, Siris, Silk Tree - Plant
Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to light shade. Best flowering occurs in full sun. Prefers rich, light soils. Tolerates a wide range of soils, however, including poor ones.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|White siris, Tall albizia||Pink||June to July||20.00 to 40.00 feet||easy to grow|
Planting and care
Albizia silk trees need a little space to accommodate their arching habit, so be sure to plan for this accordingly when planting. Roots like to spread out as well, so it is wise not to plant this tree close to a sidewalk or other cement patio where it could cause disruption.
|Full sun to part shade||well-drained soil||Medium||1-18Âº C to. 37-46Âº C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
- Silk trees need just enough water to keep moist; they will even tolerate a short period of drought.
- A 2-inch layer of mulch will help to protect the tree and keep the soil moist.
- If you are getting regular rainfall, it is not necessary to water your tree.
Special features: Generally considered to be an attractive but inferior landscape tree. May be used as a lawn accent in areas where soils are poor or alkaline. Avoid planting in areas where wilt is a problem.
Culinary use: Edible portion: Leaves, Pods, Vegetable
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose. Its generally kep indoor in living room and in terrac area.
Medicinal use: All parts of the plant are reported to show anti-cancer activity. The roots contain alpha-spinasterol and a saponin that has been reported to possess spermicidal activity at a dilution of .
A decoction of the bark is given for the treatment of rheumatism and haemorrhage. It is also considered useful in treating problems of pregnancy and for stomach-ache. The leaves are poulticed onto ulcers[ .