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,…
This crop has an minimum optimum growing temperature of 24C and a maximum optimum growing temperature of 30C. Requires staking until it has developed a strong framework. Tolerates drought and mild waterlogging, high salinity and high akalinity.
By seed (seeds need to be scarified and this is usually done with weak dilutions of sulphuric acid on a commercial basis, but can be done using hot water, or by filing or nicking the seed coats.)
Pests, diseases or disorders
Red spider mite, scale insects and mealy bug.