How to Grow Albizia julibrissin Plants in your Garden
Gardener's HQ Guide to Growing Pink Silk Tree
Albizia julibrissin, also known as the Persian silk tree silk, Pink silk tree, and sometimes as the Mimosa tree. It is a deciduous tree native to Asia.
This tree is noted for its green feathery foliage and produces a burst of pink flowers.
Silk trees range from small to medium in height. Although they can grow to just 15 to 25 feet (4.5 to 7.5 m) tall, their arching tendencies do require a little bit of space to accommodate their umbrella-like width.
Propagation: Root semi-ripe cuttings with bottom heat in summer. Seed: collect Seeds from pea-like pods and soften their coats in very hot water, leave to cool for 24 hours and sow. After germination transplant into root trainers to avoid disturbing tap roots
How to Prune: Requires little to no pruning. In some cases hard pruning can be disruptive.
Pests: Generally trouble free
Diseases: Wilt diseases such asVerticillium wilt
Can Attract: Butterflies
Tolerant of: Deer, Drought
Best Garden Use:
Family: Fabaceae (pea)
Closely Related Species: Beans, peas, and other legumes.
Miscellaneous: Entices birdlife to the garden, Attractive foliage, Non-native to North America, Invasive, Fragrant flowers, Blooms are very showy