Albizia lebbeck (L.) Benth.
Albizia lebbeck is a tree.
Albizia lebbeck was already described and the name validly published by Carl Linnaeus. It was George Bentham, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1844.
Albizia lebbeck is a species in the genus Albizia which contains approximately 150 to 205 species and belongs to the family of the Fabaceae (Legume Family). The type species of the genus is Albizia julibrissin.
The trees are comparatively long-lived and reach heights of 8 to 12 metres.
Wood and Bark
Albizia lebbeck is deciduous. The paripinnate leaves are alternate. The leaflets are falcate and have entire margins.
Flowers and Fruits
Albizia lebbeck produces cluster of ligth-yellow flowers from May to September.
The trees produce yellow fruits in autumn.
Albizia lebbeck is native to the Himalaya, India, Sri Lanka, Indochina, South China, northeastern Australia and the Malay Archipelago and is naturalized in the Southeast of the US.
The trees prefer a sunny situation on dry to moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy or sandy clay soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -7Â°C (USDA zone 9).
Maintenance and Propagation
Pests and Diseases
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