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Albizia julibrissin f. rosea (Pink Silk Tree)

Silk Tree, Pink Silk Tree, Mimosa, Albizia julibrissin 'Rosea'


Fast growing, award-winning Albizia julibrissin f. rosea (Pink Silk Tree) is a small to medium sized, deciduous tree with a flat-topped, spreading canopy of large, fern-like bipinnate, green leaves. Sensitive, the leaflets fold when touched and at night. Fluffy rose-pink, powder puff flowerheads, with prominent stamens, open in early summer and cover the tree until mid-summer. Fragrant, the blossoms are attractive to bees and butterflies. They are followed by flat bean-like seed pods, 7 in. long (17 cm), which persist into winter. A colorful and exotic-looking landscape tree that is most attractive as a multi-stemmed tree.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Grows quickly with an open habit, up to 20-35 ft. tall (600-750 cm) and 12-20 ft. wide (360-600 cm).
  • A full sun lover, this plant is best grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Tolerates light shade, but best flower production is obtained in full sun. Tolerates a wide range of soil conditions, including poor or alkaline soils. Drought tolerant and thrives in high summer heat and humidity. Grows fast with regular water.
  • Perfect for shrub borders, coastal gardens, or Mediterranean gardens.
  • Pest free, it is deer resistant. Keep an eye out for Verticillium wilt.
  • Root semi-ripe cuttings with bottom heat in summer. Propagate by seed: collect seeds from pea-like pods and soften their coats in very hot water, leave to cool for 24 hours and sow. After germination transplant into root trainers to avoid disturbing tap roots
  • Native to Ethiopia, Iran to Japan, China.

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 9
Heat Zones 6 – 9
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Albizia - Mimosas
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 20' – 35' (6m – 10.5m)
Spread 12' – 20' (3.6m – 6m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Mediterranean Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 9
Heat Zones 6 – 9
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Albizia - Mimosas
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 20' – 35' (6m – 10.5m)
Spread 12' – 20' (3.6m – 6m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Mediterranean Garden

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