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Albizia julibrissin
Common Name: Silk Tree Family: Fabaceae (The Legume Family)

This beautiful small tree has luxuriant feathery foliage topped for 2-3 months in summer with masses of fuzzy pink spheres. It is one of the few flowering trees that bloom in the summer and thus extremely useful. Overall this is a great subtropical contribution to the garden. The wood of this tree is not particularly strong, so plant where it will be protected from our winter wind storms.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

Asia and the Pacific - Southwest Asia and Asia Minor

Native Habitat:
Open sunny ravines, forests and by rivers.

ClassDeciduous Primary Bloom ColourPink
TypeTree Secondary Bloom Colour
Height15-25' Bloom TimeSummer
Spread10' and over FragranceNo
Light ExposureLoves Sun Full - Part Sun Sun Foliage ColourGreen
Soil MoistureAverage Moist Stem Colour
Hardiness8-10 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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