This small tree is used to make chewing gum and candy. Also used in lozenges for sore throat and for diarrhea and dysentery. The small tree has pale yellow fragrant flowers. The tree can be grown indoors in containers.
Acacia senegal or Senegalia senegal, is a small thorny, deciduous tree with yellowish white bark and feathery crown, reaching a height of 4-6m and a girth of 30-60cm. The tree is native to Sudan, and grows throughout India, particularly in Haryana, Gujrat, and in the dry rocky hills of Rajasthan (the Aravallies). Leaves are bipinnate, with stipular spines and flowers are yellowish and fragrant 5-10cm long spikes. Pods are about 7.5cm long, straight, strap-shaped, and contain 5-6 seeds. Acacia senegal seeds require soaking in Conc. Sulfuric Acid for about 20-30 minutes for successful germination. The seedlings require protection from grazing, wildfire and weeds for about 2 yrs. Acacia senegal is a primary, source of Gum Arabic, which is a main ingredient of soft drink syrups, while the wood is a good source of fuel.
Common Name: Carolina allspice Type: Deciduous shrub Family: Calycanthaceae Native Range: Southeastern United States Zone: 4 to 9 Height: 6.00 to 10.00 feet Spread: 6.00 to 12.00 feet Bloom Time: April to July Bloom Description: Brown Sun: Full sun to part shade Water: Medium Maintenance: Low Flower: Showy, Fragrant, Good Cut Tolerate: Deer, Clay Soil, Wet Soil Garden locations
Culture Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Grows somewhat taller in shade than in sun. Tolerant of a wide range of soils, but prefers rich loams. Prune immediately after flowering to shape or maintain compactness. Tends to sucker and often forms colonies in the wild. Remove root suckers promptly if naturalization is not desired. Noteworthy Characteristics Calycanthus floridus, commonly called Carolina allspice, is a dense, rounded deciduous shrub with a suckering habit which grows 6-9'' (less frequently to 12'') tall with an equal or slightly greater spread. Features very fragrant, brown to reddish-brown flowers (2" across) which bloom at the ends of short branchlets in May. Flowers give way to brownish, urn-shaped fruits (seed capsules) which mature in fall and persist throughout the winter. Lustrous, dark green (pale beneath), ovate to elliptic leaves to 6" long turn golden yellow in fall. Leaves are aromatic when bruised. Best to purchase this plant when in flower because the quality and intensity of the fragrance can vary widely from plant to plant. Also commonly called sweetshrub and strawberry bush in reference to the fragrant blooms which have been described as combining hints of pineapple, strawberry and banana. Further common name of hairy allspice is in reference to the hairy twigs and leaf undersides of this plant. U.S. native from Virginia to Florida.
Genus name comes from the Greek words kalyx meaning calyx and anthos meaning a flower.
Specific epithet means of Florida.
Growing Info, follow in order: Scarification:Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours. Stratification:cold stratify for 90 days. Germination:sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed. Other:60 days cold stratification may be enough.
Nelumbo nucifera Sacred Lotus, Indian Lotus 50 seeds
Nelumbo nucifera Sacred Lotus, Indian Lotus 50 seeds
5/6, 2022'' new seeds arrived.
Sacred Lotus, Indian Lotus, Chinese Water Lily
Nelumbo nucifera a handsome aquatic herb with stout, creeping rhizome found throughout India, ascending up to 1800 m. Leaves peltate, 60-90 cm. or more in diam., orbicular, glaucous; petioles very long, smooth or with small prickles; flowers solitary, large, top-shaped 5-10 cm in diam., spongy, with many (10 -30) uniovulate carpels sunk separately in cavities on the upper side; carpels maturing into ovoid nut like achenes.
Nelumbo seeds remain viable for many years, some estimates give them up to 1000 years; however, they sprout rapidly when put into water after the surface of the seed has been scraped. Propagation Seed - file the seed across its centre, being very careful not to damage the flesh of the seed, and soak in warm water, changing the water twice a day until signs of germination are seen, which should be within 3 - 4 weeks at 25°c. Plant in individual pots just covered in water and increase the depth as the plant grows. Division in spring as the plant comes into growth. Be very careful, the plants deeply resent root disturbance.
USDA hardiness 4-8 1,200 seeds/kg
I found a posting as below;
I''ve grown this plant for several years now. It is truely an amazing plant! Very fast growing with large beautiful leaves the size of dinner plates! I''ve grown my plants from seed and had great success! Blooming occurs the second year. The blooms are amazing and worth the wait! I live in zone 9a and I''ve been successful at overwintering my lotus in the lotus pond bog. I loved this plant so much I created a bog pond just for my lotus! I also created another pre formed pond dedicated to my oldest lotus. I can not say words to describe how beautiful this plant is! I give this plant a shinning 5 star rating! Research on plant facts is advised before growing this plant. It can be tender in some situations. Example: if you cut leaves off by water area you can actually drown the plants tuber and kill the whole plant. So some research before hand is advised. This plant would be the " crown jewel" of your garden! I highly recommend growing this beautiful plant! It will amaze you daily! Fast growth, beautiful flowers and foliage like you have never seen! Very exotic looking! Once you start growing this plant, you can''t grow just one! They are so beautiful!