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Persian acacia

Albizia spp.

Also known as

Pink siris, Silk tree, Nemu tree

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

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Persian acacia Overview

Genus with approximately 137 deciduous or semi-evergreen trees that produce feathery foliage and interesting flowers which resemble bottlebrushes. They are known as silk trees and often grown as a summer bedding plant due to their feathery foliage or as ornamental specimens. This genus is naturalised in Asia, Africa, Australia, America and Madagascar and some species are considered weeds in certain locations. Leaves are divided bipinnately or pinnately and the usually showy pink or white flowers have longer stamens than their petals.

Common problems with Persian acacia

How to propagate Persian acacia

Seed

Propagation is by seed in the autumn.

Other uses of Persian acacia

Grown for their feathery foliage and unusual flower heads. Some species are grown for food, livestock fodder, timber, bark for tannin and paper, but also medicine, soap, firewood, glue, shade, reforestation, and fish poison.