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Commonly known as: Silk tree.

The silk tree. Genus of about 150 species of deciduous trees, shrubs and climbers from poor soils in tropical and sub-tropical areas from Africa and Asia to Australia. The attractive, wispy flowers, amongst filigree foliage, appear on plants only a few years old and are a nectar source for bees.

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  • Good to know - grown for their filigree foliage and flowerheads with very long stamens on young plants.
  • Pests & Diseases - red spider mite, whitefly - more usually under glass - vascular wilt outside.
  • Place of Origin - tropical and sub tropical areas of Africa, Asia to Australia.
  • Will grow outside in milder locations - This could include plants which would survive happily in a greenhouse or conservatory if not in a mild location. If you have a sheltered spot in your garden then it may do well here. - Loam based compost for greenhouse - plenty of light - shade from hot sun.
  • Deciduous - trees, shrubs and climbers. Grown for filigree foliage and attractive flowerheads with protruding stamens.
  • Full Sun
  • fertile well drained soil

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ALBIZIA julibrissin 'Ombrella'

ALBIZIA julibrissin 'Ombrella'  >

Commonly known as: Persian acacia, Silk Tree.
A newish variety with cherry-pink fragrant flowers and dark green ferny leaves. Flowers profusely at a young age. Grows to only 10-15 feet
Large £45.00 each
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ALBIZIA julibrissin 'Rosea'  AWARD

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Commonly known as: Persian acacia, Pink siris.
Ferny foliage, pink flowers
Small £15.00 each

ALBIZIA julibrissin 'Summer Chocolate'  AWARD

ALBIZIA julibrissin 'Summer Chocolate'  >

Commonly known as: Persian acacia, Pink siris.
Leaves have a distinct and attractive dark coppery hue. This is sure to become a popular new introduction
£16.50 each

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