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  1. Silk Tree That Has A lot of Sap Coming Out of the Trunk
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Asked by squizzy on April 30, 2012
Silk Tree That Has a Lot of Sap Coming Out of the Trunk

The Silk tree has a lot of sap coming out of the trunk.

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

It may have wetwood. This article may help:
http://msucares.com/pubs/infosheets/is1664.pdf

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Asked by Anonymous on August 26, 2015
Hardy Silk Tree

I bought a “hardy silk tree” from a catalog store this spring and it is growing, but I’m not sure what the bark of this tree should look like. For instance, at first I thought it had scale, but now I’m not so sure. This might be something that is normal for this tree. We live in the north midwest, so there are not any of these trees around that I know of. The “scale” I’m talking about are white bumps, but I did see these same ‘bumps’ on a hawthorne tree at a nursery not long ago. Any help here would be wonderful. Thank you.

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Well, it certainly sounds like scale to me. This article should help with treating it: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/scale-bug-how-to-control-plant-scale.htm

We have found neem oil to be effective against these pests. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/problems/pests/neem-oil-uses.htm

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Asked by phoff2220@comcast.net on November 13, 2016
Chocolate Albizia

I have it sitting in a glass of water and it is blooming indoors. Can I plant it in a barrel and leave outside, or do I need to keep it inside in a container and plant it in the spring? It is currently about 2 feet long. I live in Ocean City, Maryland.

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Alisma
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

It seems that you are in gardening zone 7b. Albizia is winter hardy in zones 6 and warmer, so you'll be able to plant it outside now if the barrel is large enough. In a small barrel, the roots will be more exposed to cold, so in that case it may need addition protection its first winter.

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