Albizia julibrissin

Albizia julibrissin
Albizia julibrissin 
silk tree
SIZE/TYPE small tree
USUAL HEIGHT 3-5m
USUAL WIDTH 3-6m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS pink
BLOOMING TIME July - September
LOCATION full sun
USDA zone (lowest) 6   (down to -23°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Deciduous broadleaf
Exotics
Summer blooms
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Mimosaceae plants are common and popular mainly in southern Europe for their high tolerance to drought as well as attractive and long lasting flowering. Even though they come from subtropical parts of the world there is one species hardy enough to be grown in our climate - silk tree.

Silk tree comes from Iran and is typical for its dome-shaped crown and pink flowers over a long period in summer. They are pink, hairy spheres with nearly white centres, 3-5 cm large and with a sweet fragrance. Fern-like leaves are deep green, compound. They close for the night and re-open in the morning, just like mimosa when touched. They emerge very late in spring. It is a fast growing, small to medium-sized tree with irregular, flat or umbrella-shaped, spreading crown. It needs warm, neutral to slightly alkaline, preferably poor or slightly fertile soil. Mulching is good for winter but in the summer it prefers direct sunlight onto the area above roots so it can collect as much warmth as possible for better flowering. Pruning is possible in early spring after all frosts. Do not cut deeper than about a third of previous year’s growth, otherwise it will not flower.

If the tree grows at its natural speed the branches will mature well and will not be damaged by frost. Its reliable hardiness is -25°C (USDA zone 6). Even if the branches are damaged by stronger frost it readily regenerates from healthy, even older wood.

Last update 14-11-2014.
SIZES and PRICES
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Albizia julibrissin height of stem 200-220 cm, girth 10-12 cm
STANDARD
CHLUMEC BY CAR
Albizia julibrissin height of stem 200-220 cm, girth 10-12 cm
STANDARD
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Albizia julibrissin height of stem 200-220 cm, girth 8-10 cm
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Albizia julibrissin height of stem 200-220 cm, girth 12-14 cm
De Luxe
CHLUMEC BY CAR
Albizia julibrissin height of stem 200-220 cm, girth 12-14 cm
De Luxe
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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