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.
Common Name: Silk Tree
Family: Fabaceae (The Legume Family)
Zone Hardiness: 8-10
Light: Full Sun
Width: 10' and over
Primary Bloom Colour: Pink
Secondary Bloom Colour:
Bloom Time: Summer
Soil Moisture: Average, Moist
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Open sunny ravines, forests and by rivers.
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan
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