Silk Tree

Albizia julibrissin

Pink Siris, Pink Mimosa, Mimosa, Silktree, Silktree Albizia, Mimosa-Tree, Powderpuff Tree, Siris, Varay-Cotton

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This fast growing tree has highly ornamental foliage and fluffy silky pink flowers which are attractive to humming birds and butterflies. A graceful spreading crown with long fern like leaves provides dapple shade and it copes with dry spells and low temperatures.
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Summer

Fruiting time

Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested

Propagation

Cuttings

Semi hardwood in pots with bottom heat

Special features

Origin

Asia, Eurasia

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Gravel, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Uses

Notes

This large shrub/small tree suits urban/city gardens or Mediterranean/gravel charges as well as informal cottage or coastal sites.

Personality

Family

Fabaceae

Flower colour

Pink

Scent

None

Problems

Can suffer from attack from caterpillars and Fusarium wilt.
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