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Albizia - Mimosas

Albizia is a genus of deciduous or semi-evergreen shrubs or trees, grown for their handsome fern-like foliage and unusual, fluffy flower heads reminiscent of bottlebrushes. Fast-growing, they require full sun and well-drained soils, and make graceful lawn accent in areas where soils are poor or alkaline.

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Albizia julibrissin 'Summer Chocolate' (Silk Tree)

Noted for its striking dark foliage, award-winning Albizia julibrissin 'Summer Chocolate' (Silk Tree) is a large shrub or small deciduous tree of vase-shaped habit with an umbrella canopy of large, fern-like, deep burgundy leaves.

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Albizia julibrissin (Silk Tree)

Fast growing, Albizia julibrissin (Silk Tree) is a medium sized, deciduous tree of vase-shaped habit with a broad, spreading canopy of fern-like, bipinnate, rich green leaves, 20 in. long (50 cm).

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Albizia julibrissin Chocolate Fountain™ (Silk Tree)

Noted for its striking dark foliage, Albizia julibrissin Chocolate Fountain™ (Silk Tree) is a large shrub or small deciduous tree of graceful, weeping habit adorned with large, fern-like, deep purple leaves.

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Albizia julibrissin f. rosea (Pink Silk Tree)

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.

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Albizia saman (Rain Tree)

Stately, Albizia saman (Rain Tree) is a large tropical shade tree with heavy, nearly horizontal branches and a symmetrically umbrella-shaped, wide-spreading crown. The fern-like, bipinnate foliage of dark olive-green leaves, 12 in. long (30 cm), folds up on cloudy or rainy days and at night. The leaves are evergreen or partially deciduous under local conditions. Fluffy, slightly fragrant, pink, powder puff flowerheads, with prominent stamens, open in spring and cover the tree.

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