GROWING ON - READY SPRING 2020. A lovely small tree, despite its tongue-twister of a name, whose acacia-like ferny leaves are delightful in themselves, with the added bonus of fluffy clumps of rosy pink flowers when planted in a sunny sheltered spot. Albizia Julibrissin Rosea can be grown against a wall, where it will look rather fetching. Deciduous. Any well drained soil. To 20 feet. 2 litre pot.

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Albizia Julibrissin Rosea is known as the Persian Silk Tree, which conjures up all sorts of exciting visions of ..... well, you can do your own conjuring up, we are sure. But you know what we mean.

Albizias can be quite slow into leaf in the spring, but are worth the wait.

One endearing habit is that the clusters of leaves fold up on themselves in the evening to cosy up for the night, Very sweet.

This rather leisurely video provides an illustrated account of a year in the life of a silk tree. French, but no commentary. Nice photography.

Albizia Julibrissin Rosea is a small deciduous tree or large shrub with feathery ferny foliage and fluffy pink flowers suitable for a sheltered position.

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