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ALBIZIA

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.


  • Deciduous - trees, shrubs and climbers. Grown for filigree foliage and attractive flowerheads with protruding stamens.
  • Hardy - average winter - Hardy 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)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - 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.
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Soil Conditions - 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
£20.00 each
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Available again from SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2020 - These plants are not available until September/October 2019
H/Std £70.00 each
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Available autumn 2020 -

ALBIZIA julibrissin 'Rosea'  AWARD

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Commonly known as: Persian acacia, Pink siris.
Ferny foliage, pink flowers
£16.50 each

ALBIZIA julibrissin 'Summer Chocolate'  AWARD

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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
£30.00 each
Available again from August 2020 -

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