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Albizia julibrissin var. rosea

Persian silk tree

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJuly & October
  • Height8m to 6m
  • Growth HabitDrooping conical
  • Flower ColourPink, white
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Albizia julibrissin var. rosea (Persian silk tree). This variety has fluffy, rose-pink flowerheads with prominent stamens. It grows up to 6m tall and has mimosa-like, bipinnate leaves

Characteristics

Deciduous, Tree

Other common names

Persian acacia, Pink siris

Origin

Iran and Asia

Interest and use

An exotic looking but hardy, flowering garden tree that will flower within 3 years

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium, Sandy, Poor quality
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Relatively hardy, needs full sun and prefers a sheltered location

Propagation

You can propagate by sowing seeds all-year-round, but you must remember to soak them for 24 hours prior to sowing them.

Pests, diseases or disorders

White flies and red spider mites may be a problem under glass. They are also prone to vascular wilt outdoors.

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