Pale rose-pink-red flowers appear in summer. Deciduous foliage. Bag of 10 seeds.
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Silk tree is a deciduous foliage tree which can reach 12 m high with a Crown in Crown. The bark is grey-green. Its long leaves of 20 to 45 cm and 12 to 25 cm wide are bipinnate and close at night.
The flowers are pale rose-pink-red and gathered in panicles at the end of the branches. They appear in the summer, have no petals but a large number of 2-3 cm long stamens. The fruit is a flat pod of 10 to 20 cm long and 2 to 3 cm wide, containing numerous seeds.
Germination : Soak seeds 5 to 10 seconds in boiling water, place them immediately in ice water and let soak 48 h before seedlings. Scarification also helps germination.
Germination temperature : 20°C - Germination period : 1 to 2 months or even to the beyond.