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How to Grow Albizia lebbeck Plants in your Garden

Gardener's HQ Guide to Growing East Indian Walnut

East indian walnut
Albizia lebbeck (Siris tree) leaves and flowers and seedpods at Launiupoko, Maui, Hawaii photograph by Forest and Kim Starr.

Albizia lebbeck Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific Name: Albizia lebbeck
  • Common Name: East indian walnut
  • Growing Zone: USA: 10 to 11
  • Life Cycle / Plant Type: Tree

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 300 to 600
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 420 to 600
  • Time of Bloom: Spring
  • Flower Details: White
  • Leaf Foliage: Green
  • Fruit:
  • Growth Form: Rounded, Spreading or horizontal

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: Full sunlight
  • Rate of Growth: Quick
  • Suitable Soil Types: Acidic, Alkaline, Clay, Loamy, Neutral, Sandy, Slightly alkaline, Well drained
  • Soil Moisture: Moist

Caring Conditions

  • Care:
  • Level of Maintenance:
  • Propagation: Seed (in four parts boiling water)
  • How to Prune:
  • Pests:
  • Diseases: Usually pest free

Further Information

  • Can Attract:
  • Tolerant of: Grass fires, drought, salt
  • Best Garden Use: Tree
  • Family:
  • Closely Related Species:
  • Miscellaneous: Pest tolerant, Aggressive surface roots possible, Non-native to North America, Invasive, Naturalizing, Attractive flowers / blooms
  • Genus Detail: Albizia
  • Further Reading and References: Here and Non Native Plants Florida



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