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Last updated 06/4/20 13:35.
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.
Deciduous - trees, shrubs and climbers. Grown for filigree foliage and attractive flowerheads with protruding stamens.
Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
Additional Features - 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.
Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil