Albizia Niopoides (Silk tree) is a medium to tall tree which in the wild may achieve 90 feet (27.43 m) in height and develop a thick trunk. The trunk is straight, the bark green to yellowish, peeling off in thick scales leaving scars. New twigs are shiny and greenish or yellowish.
In addition, the crown is wide and rounded. The silk trees’ yellowish-greenish leaves are alternate, and bi-pinnate. The small shiny leaflets are linear and about 3/8 inch long. In addition, the flowers are borne on stems forming a head of fragrant, white blooms. The blooms attract insects and hummingbirds. Moreover, the fruits are thin pods, 2 inches (5.08 cm) to 6 inches (15.24 cm) long, brown to yellowish brown with many seeds. The seeds are for propagation.
In addition, the wood has numerous indoor and outdoor uses, including fuel. The bark and roots have medicinal uses. Also, Albizia Niopoides (Silk tree) favors sandy well-drained soils in cultivation. The tree’s attractive form, feathery foliage, and flower heads make it a good choice as a shade tree. It can also be used as a specimen or accent tree in large gardens or parks.
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