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Indian Sirus

Indian Sirus
Photo: Christopher Gardiner
Invasive Plant
Indian Sirus
Albizia lebbeck

Large spreading tree to 20m with bipinnate leaves and often a broad flat crown. In Spring the tree is covered with a spectacular cover of cream 'powder-puff' flowers which are followed by elongated and flattened papery pods that can hang on the tree for several months.



  • The seed is produced in large quantities and has a high rate of germination.
  • The seed is dispersed by wind and water.
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Other superior selections include;

  • Albizia julibrissin 'Rosea' - Silk Tree
  • Hibiscus tiliaceus Syn. Taliparti tiliaceum - Cotton Tree

Ask your local retailer for more superior selections


Alternative Plants

Leichhardt Bean
Photo: Norwood
Alternative Plant Leichhardt Bean
Cassia brewsteri
Trees and Shrubs

Spectacular Australian native tree growing to a height of 10m. Flowers are yellow and red and pea shaped. They occur in profuse pendant heads and cover the tree making it difficult to see the foliage.

Leopard Tree
Photo: immij floramedia
Alternative Plant Leopard Tree
Caesalpinia ferrea
Trees and Shrubs

This is a beautiful tree growing to 12m in height. It has elegant limbs with dappled cream and grey bark forming an erect multi-stemmed trunk. The foliage is graceful and fern like, forming an umbrella shaped crown. It has yellow flowers borne on short erect spikes in late summer to autumn. Whilst sometimes considered evergreen, it can lose much of its foliage during winter.

White Bauhinia
Photo: Ann McHugh
Alternative Plant White Bauhinia
Lysiphyllum hookeri
Trees and Shrubs

Medium shrub to small growing tree, variable in height growing 5-8m. It has lobed Bauhinia type silvery grey leaves resembling butterflies. It loses most of the foliage just before beautiful white orchid like flowers appear in spring to summer.

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