ALBIZIA JULIBRISSIN - SILK TREE
Elegant and graceful, the Albizia makes a beautiful shade tree or specimen in a street or park. It develops a natural umbrella shape and its soft foliage provides a canopy of dappled light. Leaves close slowly at night and give a fine fern-like appearance. Silk trees are incredibly decorative in summer when hundreds of pink powder-puff flowers line the branches, creating a parasol effect. They also have an appealing fragrance and are a good nectar source for birds and bees. Bark is a light brown to grey colour. Seed pods are light brown in colour.
Street or park tree
Beyond the norm
Width and height of canopy can be contained to suit the position planted. Trim lateral branches regularly to form required shape, height and canopy width as required.
15 year height
Drought-tolerant, wide range of soils. Will not tolerate wet, heavy soils.
White and pink flowers
Flat seed pods