A tree (no identification)???
by Ahmed Shehata
Transparent, light against the wind also feathery
Thank you Jacki
Drought Smart Plants reply:
Hi Ahmed - this one might be more difficult to identify - mostly because you'll have many more different trees than what grows here in Canada - it's much colder in the winter than Cairo!
However, as soon as I saw this I immediately thought of Albizia, or Silk Tree, sometimes also known as Mimosa.
These are native to Australia, and grow well in California, sometimes in pure sand, so I'm thinking there is a good chance that this is the same tree.
If they have big bean like pods following greenish yellow fluffy spikes of blooms, then this is most likely it.
These are drought tolerant, and slow growing unless irrigated, so depending on where you are growing them, they can be a quick growing privacy screen, or slower growing.
They are usually trained to be a wide spreading patio tree, although normal growth habit is multi stemmed. They cast lovely dappled shade with the feathery leaves.
The litter of their leaves and dropped flowers on a patio below is a bit messy to clean up, but otherwise, they are lovely light textured trees.
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