- Shop Now
- Burncoose Specialities
- This Month
- Offers & Promotions
- RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022
- Engage With Us
- Information, Help & Advice
- About Us & Our Services
- Terms & Conditions
- Log In / Register
emailWould you like to receive Burncoose newsletters?
Keep up to date on offers, events and news from us and the rest of the Caerhays Estate.
emailPlease enter your email address
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.
DeciduousTrees, shrubs and climbers. Grown for filigree foliage and attractive flowerheads with protruding stamens.
Hardy - average winterHardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
Additional FeaturesGood to knowGrown for their filigree foliage and flowerheads with very long stamens on young plants.Pests & DiseasesRed spider mite, whitefly - more usually under glass - vascular wilt outside.Place of originTropical and sub tropical areas of Africa, Asia to Australia.
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)
Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soil
Buy Varieties of ALBIZIA
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
ferny foliage, pink flowers
leaves have a distinct and attractive dark coppery hue. This is sure to become a popular new introduction