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botanical name:
Albizia julibrissin f. rosea
Albizia julibrissin f. rosea © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Silk Tree, Pink Siris, Pink Mimosa
synonyms:  Albizia julibrissin 'Rosea', Albizia julibrissin var. rosea
family:  Mimosaceae
characteristics: tree
height: 5.00m
width: 5.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: broad headed
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
fruit colour: brown & green
stem/bark: dark grey
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -12°C
USDA zone: 8 to 11
description:
Large shrub or small, graceful tree with attractive foliage of pale to mid green, long fern-like 2-pinnate leaves composed of numerous small sickle-shaped leaflets. Pink flowerheads in summer. Slightly smaller growing than the species and reputed to be more frost hardy.

cultivation:
Relatively hardy and will survive low temperatures once well established. Poor to moderately fertile soil in sun.

propagation:
From seed in spring or by root cuttings taken in winter.

usage:
This is the most commonly available form for ornamental planting.

other notes:
Native to Korea and northern China

RHS AGM

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