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,…
When grown under glass, grow in a loam-based compost with full light. When grown outdoors, grow in a moderately fertile soil with full sun and a little shelter. This plant is naturally found as an understory plant in Eucalyptus forests in arid areas, in shallow soils.
You can sow the seeds in the spring, or root the semi-ripe cuttings in the early summer. Seeds need soaking in hot water to germinate.
Pests, diseases or disorders
Watch out for red spider mites. Prone to gall wasp attack.