Albizia is an extremely decorative, fast-growing and long-flowering tree of the second tier from the legume family. It is widely used in landscaping settlements, parks and private estates.
Albizia is an extremely decorative, fast-growing and long-flowering tree of the second tier (6-9 to 16 meters tall) from the legume family. It is widely used in landscaping settlements, parks and private estates.
Natural area of Albizia Lankaran (Albizia Julibrissin) - South of Azerbaijan - Lankaran area, North of Iran and East of Turkey. Due to its beauty and increased decorativeness, from here it has spread widely throughout the Black Sea coast, the Caspian Sea, the Mediterranean, in China, Taiwan, all subtropical Asia, as well as in South and North America, Australia ... Against the background of climate changes, it goes deep into the depths continents. Has many names Acacia of Constantinople (Arbol de Constantinopola), Silk Acacia (Acatia Taperera), Silk Tree, Chinese Umbrella (Parasol de China), Persian Acacia (Acacia de Persia)
The decorativeness of Albizia is due to all parts of the plant. The wide, spreading, umbrella-shaped crown gives a pleasant shade in the summer heat; leaves unpaired two-pinnate, openwork at night folded along the middle line; And of course - flowers! Albitsia has a very long flowering period that can last over 2 months.
Albizia is a good honey plant, readily visited by various insects, not only bees. Without damage, it easily withstands frosts down to -15, at -18, annual, young shoots are damaged. At temperatures above -22, the main branches are damaged. In the post-freeze season, Albizia recovers rapidly. The best winter hardiness is helped by fertilizing with Magnesium-containing fertilizers, which are applied in Autumn.
The dense wood of Albizia has a beautiful pattern and is well polished. Used for valuable crafts and furniture. Albizia is widely used in folk and academic medicine. Broths are used for insomnia, irritability, shortness of breath, memory problems. Various drugs are used to expel parasites, irritating abscesses on the skin, a diuretic, and help with childbirth in women.
Albizia is very sensitive to the environment, which is why it often does not withstand the pollution of the urban environment. Lives 50-100 years. Propagated by seeds. Does not give overgrowth. Can grow on poor, rocky soils, withstands drought well, can grow in direct sunlight - without shading. It is included in the Red Book of many states and regions.