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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 procera - Forest Siris
  • Euroschinus falcatus - Ribbonwood

Ask your local retailer for more superior selections


Alternative Plants

Burdekin Plum
Alternative Plant Burdekin Plum
Pleiogynium timorense
Trees and Shrubs

Beautiful Australian native evergreen tree growing to 18m. It has an erect stout trunk, spreading velvety branches and large divided dark green leaves. It has pendant heads of yellow green flowers in summer followed by deep purple fruit.

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.

White Bauhinia
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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