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,…
Tolerates heat, drought and cold and survives well in desert areas of the southwest USA. Like all acacias, it is a legume, which produces its own nitrogen, thereby fertilizing itself and all those trees and plants around it. As a crop, it has an minimum optimum growing temperature of 20C and a maximum optimum growing temperature of 32C.
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.