Persian Silk Tree
(Albizia julibrissin)

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Albizia julibrissin

Albizzias are grown for their filigree foliage and attractive flowerheads. A.julibrissin is a large deciduous shrub with a domed crown when mature. Fern-like, green leaves, 30-45cm long, have many small leaflets. Clusters of spherical yellow-green flowerheads are produced in summer. Plant grows up to 6m tall and 4-6m wide. This particular form of Albizia may survive to -20'C

Type
Exotic
Maintenance
Medium
Water use
Moderate
Container
Zero
Size
Medium Trees & shrubs 3 - 7 metres
Root size
4 metres
Foliage
Evergreen
Zones
Arid interior, Semi-arid with winter rain, Moist temperate with warm summers, Winter rains with dry summers, Moist tropical, Semi-arid with summer rain, Moist temperate with hot summers
Shade levels
Sun/shade
Colours
Yellow, Green