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Commonly known as: Silk tree.
The silk tree. Genus of about 150 species of deciduous trees, shrubs and climbers from poor soils in tropical and sub-tropical areas from Africa and Asia to Australia. The attractive, wispy flowers, amongst filigree foliage, appear on plants only a few years old and are a nectar source for bees.
- Good to know - grown for their filigree foliage and flowerheads with very long stamens on young plants.
- Pests & Diseases - red spider mite, whitefly - more usually under glass - vascular wilt outside.
- Place of Origin - tropical and sub tropical areas of Africa, Asia to Australia.
- Will grow outside in milder locations - This could include plants which would survive happily in a greenhouse or conservatory if not in a mild location. If you have a sheltered spot in your garden then it may do well here. - Loam based compost for greenhouse - plenty of light - shade from hot sun.
- Deciduous - trees, shrubs and climbers. Grown for filigree foliage and attractive flowerheads with protruding stamens.
- Full Sun
- fertile well drained soil