Posted: 06/07/2012 at 22:36
Chilterns are very good as regards identifying plants from their seed mixes. Quite a while ago before digital cameras and computers were maybe invented I grew a mimosa from one of their seed mixes this grew like yours and the leaves closed up at night. the leaves as they grew changed - a bit like palm tree leaves.very soft and fringy. Even from a seedling it grew very quickly . Before I knew it the plant turned into a tall tree.It was put in the garden in a sheltered corner .After about 3 years it had little yellow powder puff type flowers .I checked it out to be an australian tree They can get VERY Tall !.
Unfortunatley it did not survive a cold freezing and long winter in the 1990's - . Out of the same packet and it was actualy free too for spending over £20 (I think ) Anyway whatever it was I had a Foxglove tree ( PAULOWNIA) germinate . But for this one I had phoned them up described the growth and leaves. They identified this one for me . So its always worth a phone call or in these modern day times an email!
I will be intrested to know what it turns out to be ,so please come back to us with a photo too .- hope this helps. bye for now , Lucky 3.