Sesbania formosa – White Dragon Tree, Swamp Cookwood Seed x 20


Medium Tree Warm Climate No frost.

21 in stock

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White Dragon or Swamp Corkwood Tree

Sesbania formosa

This plant is not on the Australian Noxious Weed List

A native of northern Australia, it is found in the Pilbara and Kimberley areas and eastward into Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory. It also grows in a small area on the western side of the Cape York peninsular, Queensland. It dislikes frost.

Growing along river banks, in depressions or in areas where a high groundwater table exists. It grows on alluvial plains where the soil varies from deep sands to heavy, black, alkaline clays. It will tolerate saline or waterlogged conditions.

A very fast growing, nitrogen-fixing, small tree to 12 metres tall with few upright branches. The bark is pale grey, furrowed and corky, the young branches being finely hairy. Leaves are pinnate to 40 cm long with up to 20 leaflet pairs. The pea-shaped white or yellowish-white flowers are 7 to 12 cm long in clusters of 2 to  7 flowers. Flowering is in May-June.

The leaves and flowers are edible; the leaves are steamed, boiled or sauteed in Indonesia and India.

Offered as a packet of 20 seeds with grownotes.


All my seed is posted in bubble wrap protection.

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Item specifics

Plant Habit: Medium Tree Common Name: White Dragon or Swamp Corkwood Tree
Climate: Tropical, Sub-tropical Season of Interest: Spring
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Shade Watering: Medium
Genus Sesbania Type: Garden
Foliage: Evergreen Soil pH: Neutral
Species: formosa Soil Type: Clay, Loam, Sand
Plant Hardiness Zone (°C):
5 (5 to 10 °C)


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