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Albizia jul rosea
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Albizia julibrissin 'Rosea'

Silk Tree

Description: Albizia julibrissin 'Rosea' is a small very hardy, broadly spreading tree that can often flat topped. Dark pink fluffy flower-heads appear on top of the dark green feathery leaves in late summer. Growing on a wall can improve flowering. A magnificent variety that will add an exotic feel to any garden.

History: Introduced by Ernest Wilson from the Korean peninsula in 1918. Received an Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society.

Albizia Growing Tips: Grow best in warm, sheltered sites on well drained and even impoverished soils. Easy to train as an informal fan across a south-facing wall or fence. Very suitable for milder parts of the UK but must be protected from frost.

Height and Spread (after 10 years) : 4m x 3m

General attributes

Protect from frost Protect from frost
Award-winning Award-winning
Text Green Foliage
Text Bushy

Ornamental attributes

Small tree size after 10 years Small tree size after 10 years
Flowering month - July Flowering month - July
Needs well draining site Needs well draining site
Drought tolerant Drought tolerant
Needs full sun Needs full sun
Suitable for wall training Suitable for wall training
Replacement prune Replacement prune