Bitter Albizia (Albizia amara)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10b +1.7 °C (35 °F) to +4.4 °C (40 °F)
Plant Height: 25 - 40 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Other: 5 - 7 inch long flattened pods.
Fruiting Time: Fall
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Yellow
Other: Yellowish-white powder puffs with long stamens.
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Spring
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Uses: Erosion control
Shade Tree
Flowering Tree
Useful for timber production
Dynamic Accumulator: Nitrogen fixer
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Scarify seeds: Soak in warm water for 24 hours before sowing.
Days to germinate: 7 - 10 days.
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

Albizia amara bloom. By J.M.Garg (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu

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