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,…
Davidia genus (Pocket handkerchief tree). This is one species of deciduous spring and summer flowering tree. The small red flowers are produced in a pair of striking white-cream, dropping bracts up to 30cm long.
Named after French priest and naturalist Father Armand David, who was also the first Westerner to describe the giant panda.
Fully hardy, but will need shelter from strong winds. They will require sun or semi-shade with fertile, well drained but preferably moist soil.
You can propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in the spring or by seeds when ripe in the autumn.
Generally disease free
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