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Silk Tree

Albizia julibrissin

Pink Siris, Pink Mimosa

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This fast growing tree has highly ornamental foliage and fluffy silky pink flowers which are attractive to humming birds and butterflies. A graceful spreading crown with long fern like leaves provides dapple shade and it copes with dry spells and low temperatures.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Summer
Fruiting time
Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested

Propagation

Cuttings
Semi hardwood in pots with bottom heat

Geography

Origin
Asia, Eurasia

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Dry
Soil type
Gravel, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Acid, Neutral
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Uses

Notes
This large shrub/small tree suits urban/city gardens or Mediterranean/gravel charges as well as informal cottage or coastal sites.

Personality

Family
Mimosaceae
Flower colour
Pink
Scent
None

Problems

Can suffer from attack from caterpillars and Fusarium wilt.

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