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.

Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
  • Tall Shrub
  • Tree
  • 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)
  • Seasonal Interest
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
Albizia julibrissin - Care Guide

Buy Varieties of ALBIZIA

ALBIZIA julibrissin 'Ombrella'

ALBIZIA julibrissin 'Ombrella'

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

 
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£20.00 each 
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£100.00 each 
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ALBIZIA julibrissin 'Rosea'

ALBIZIA julibrissin 'Rosea'

Persian acacia, Pink siris

ferny foliage, pink flowers

 
£17.50 each 
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ALBIZIA julibrissin 'Summer Chocolate'

ALBIZIA julibrissin 'Summer Chocolate'

Persian acacia, Pink siris

leaves have a distinct and attractive dark coppery hue. This is sure to become a popular new introduction

 
Small
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Medium
£35.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
H/STD
£100.00  
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Available again from SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2022 - Despatch will take place anytime between early September through to late October as stock becomes available.

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