One of my favourite, exotic-looking trees at this time of year is the Persian silk tree, Albizia julibrissin 'Rosea'. When not in flower earlier in the season,…
Frost hardy to frost tender, min 5-7C. They require full sun and well-drained soil. Under glass, use a loam-based potting compost with full light. Outside, moderate fertile soil and full sun.
Propagate by seed in the spring. Soak them in warm water until swollen first. Root semi-ripe cuttings in summer.
Pests, diseases or disorders
Red spider mite, scale insects and mealy bug.