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Albizia julibrissin, Silk Tree

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Albizia julibrissin
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Silk Tree
Origin: Asia
Big tree > 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This tree has attractive fragrant pom-pom- like flowers, and interesting fern-like foliage. In gardens this fast growing tree grows to 20-30 ft. It has a single trunk with smooth, gray bark. Each bi-pinnate leaf is made up of hundreds of tiny leaflets coated in white hairs, giving the foliage a silvery cast. In late winter or spring, the domed crown is decked in sprays of small, globular, off-white to baby-pink flower heads. Prefers a rich, light, well drained soil. The flowers are attractive to bees, butterflies, and birds.


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Bruce Johnston
Cambridge, Waikato, NZ
USDA Zone:Tem
8 Jul 2010
A few of the Silk Tree seed pods remaining on the tree in Winter, July in the Southern Hemisphere, sometimes quiver rapidly even in the slightest breeze due to their unique shape while the remaining pods are completely still - a strange sight and sound.


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Albizia julibrissin - seeds

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