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Scientific name: Albizia lebbeck

  • Plant type | tree
  • English | Lebbek Tree
  • Papiamentu | Barba di yonku man
Lebbek Tree, Barba di yonku man
Albizia lebbeck

IN GENERAL

  • Height in meters | 15.00
  • Grows | fast
  • Flowers are | cream
  • Leaves are | green

IN YOUR GARDEN

  • Wind tolerance | very high
  • Drought tolerance | high
  • Salt tolerance | high
  • Sun or Shade | sun

REMARKS

This tree hardly bends over to the west, due to the Trade winds from the east, like most trees do on our islands. Its crown is almost circular in spite of these strong trade winds. Great shade tree which becomes very large. BUT.... this tree so very messy. If it is not the leaves you have to rake, then it is the flowers followed by the seed pods. Great to built a tree hut in. If you want to plant it in your garden, plant it in a far corner and do not try to plant anything underneed it. It is a deciuous tree (drops it leaves from time to time).

PESTS & DISEASES

No known pests or diseases for this plant