Albizia Procera, siris - plant
Description for Albizia procera, Siris
Leaves are made up of leaflets. The bark is smooth. The inflorescence is a large terminal panicle, to 30 cm long, white or greenish-white, sessile, bisexual flowers in small 15-30 flowered heads. The fruit is a flat, papery pod. A. procera was reported to be reproductively mature after approximately three years.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|White siris, Tall albizia, Safed siris, Kinhai||Pale white||June to July||Up to 20 m||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
White siris is native to moist deciduous and semi-evergreen hill forests, swamp forests, and lowland savanna woodlands in Asia from northern India through southeast Asia. Direct sowing in the field has proved more successful. Plants can be propagated quite successfully by a stem or root cuttings. In case of line sowing, 2-3 m spacing between lines should be adopted. The seedlings are spaced about 0.5m in the lines.
|Full sun to partial shade||Loams or clays but can tolerate shallow, dry, stony, and sandy soils||Medium||19 to 34 degrees C||Apply any organic fertilizer. The application of phosphorus fertilizer can improve nodulation and nitrogen fixation.|
Caring for Albizia procera
- They may become a weed, cut to the ground or burn when you can't control the spreading.
- 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.
- Plants are susceptible to frost so avoid planting in too much cold.
Typical uses of Albizia procera
Special features: Inflorescence
Culinary use: NA
Ornamental use: The plant is used for an ornamental purpose. It is a useful tree for farm and amenity planting, light shade, firebreaks.
Medicinal use: White siris is commonly used in traditional medicines.
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