Albizia julibrissin 'EVI'S PRIDE'

Albizia julibrissin
Albizia julibrissin 'EVI'S PRIDE'
silk tree
SIZE/TYPE taller shrub
USUAL HEIGHT 3-5m
USUAL WIDTH 3-6m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES +multicoloured:burgundy red a green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS deep pink
BLOOMING TIME July - August
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
Summer blooms
Exotics
Rarities
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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. It originates from Iran and is typical for its dome-shaped canopy and pink flowers over a long period in summer.

Evi's Pride (also spelled Evey's Pride) is a purple-leaved form of silk tree which boasts with better hardiness and richer flowering as opposed to Summer Chocolate®. Its flowers are rich pink, hairy spheres with nearly white centres, 3-5 cm large and with a sweet fragrance. Fern-like, compound leaves emerge soft green with coppery tones, and turn to dark burgundy red. This colour lasts for a few weeks, then they mature to dark green, awaiting new growth that will again bring burgundy red colour. Periods of only green leaves are difficult to tell, they always depend on plan's age and growing conditions. Leaves close for the night and re-open in the morning, just like mimosa when touched. They emerge very late in spring. The tree looks very exotic and deserves an attractive location in the landscape, best accompanied by other plants of Mediterranean habit.

Evi's Pride is a moderately fast growing, small to medium-sized, multi-stemmed shrub or 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. Still, never allow freshly transplanted specimens weed with grass for at least 3 years. 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 that season. Grow it in full sun only.

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 unexpectedly stronger frost it readily regenerates from healthy, even older wood.

Last update 21-02-2017; 01-10-2019
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Albizia julibrissin height of stem 180-190 cm, girth 6-8 cm
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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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