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Albizia suluensis (100 seeds)


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Albizia suluensis. (Fabaceae) Zulu false-thorn, Zulu albizia, zuluvalsdoring. It is a splendid deciduous tree, with a rounded or spreading crown, 5–15 m tall. The bark is grey and it has a straight stem and thick, blunt-tipped branchlets. The rachis is up to 80 mm long, with 2–4 pairs of pinnae, each bearing 5–9 pairs of leaflets. Leaflets are oblong to ovate or almost square, dark green above, paler below; the margins clearly wavy. Flowers are white to pinkish, in rounded heads. Sowing :  Put the viable seeds in a container and pour boiling water over them and leave to soak in the water overnight. Prepare a germination mixture of 2 parts potting soil and 1 part compost. Plant the seeds in this mixture. Cover the seeds with a thin layer of the germination mixture and put the tray in a warm, shady spot. Water the seed tray once a week, keep the soil moist but not wet. Locality: Ex Hort. Harvest: January 2024