Monkey Pod (Albizia saman)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Albizia saman Accepted
Calliandra saman Synonym
Samanea saman Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 50 - 80 feet
Plant Spread: 50 - 100 feet
Fruit: Other: Up to 8 inch long bean-like pods containing 15-20 seeds per pod. Seeds are imbedded in a sticky, sweet edible pulp.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Provides winter interest
Shade Tree
Flowering Tree
Will Naturalize
Useful for timber production
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant

Photo by J M Garg CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons #pollination

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Location: Kolkata, West Bengal, IndiaDate: 2005-09-30Photo by J M Garg CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons #pollination
By greene
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Location: Moody Gardens, Galveston, TXDate: 2011-11-17
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