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Old 20-08-2004, 06:30 PM
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On 19/8/04 23:13, in article , "Nick
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In article ,
Sacha wrote:

Ah well, that explains it! Is this Albizia what some call the silk tree or
Chinese silk tree, or some such?

Yes, precisely.

Thanks. I'm assuming it's the leaves that give rise to the 'confusion'.
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Old 21-08-2004, 12:38 AM
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On Thu, 19 Aug 2004 22:47:15 +0100, Sacha wrote: it that Albizia is known as mimosa in USA?

Sorry if my quotes around "mimosa" didn't make this clear. You
have figured it out. "Mimosa" is what we called albizia in my
childhood and I still use the word in that context.

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Old 25-08-2004, 09:32 PM
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On Fri, 20 Aug 2004 12:35:37 GMT, "Phil L" said:

] Sacha wrote:
] :: On 19/8/04 9:40, in article
] :: , "Dave Poole"
] :: wrote:
] :: Friends of mine living in the Loire valley in France had this in
] :: their garden. They were quite high up and had a lot of fog but
] :: not too much frost. However in one very snowy winter their
] :: Albizia died off and now I wonder if it was being wet at the roots
] :: for a long time as the snow melted that killed it. Their garden
] :: is steeply drained but I'd think the whole area (which is
] :: surrounded by chestnut forests) is damp in general. --
] I don't know if it will grow here then - our garden is pure sand after the
] top 16 inches, what's under that I don't know...maybe it's better for
] drainage as we do get a lot of rain in summer, although very little in
] winter.

I put one in here in Normandy last year. The cultivar is Ombrella
(I guess that's the cultivar anyway) and this one is supposed to be
resistant to cold. It's doing pretty well, so far, although it hasn't
flowered this year.

When I was a child we lived in a suburb of NY City, and had an Albizia.
The winters there are very cold and snowy, but the tree thrived. Of course
the very hot summers may have had an influence...

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