Common name: Pink silk tree
Origin: Near East
Height at maturity: 6 meters
Plant type: tree
Flowering: April to September
Flower color: red
Soil type: ordinary, well-draining
Watering: normal to dry
Use: in the garden, isolated
Diseases and pests: resistant to diseases, spiders, greenhouse whiteflies
Storage of seeds: 5 years in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)
Same characteristics as Albizia Julibrissin but this Rosea variety offers redder flowers.
The albizia is cultivated for its attractive, original flowers producing red bristles which attract butterflies and bees. They appear at the end of spring, even on very young plants.
Additional characteristic: its mimosa foliage which closes at night.
The silk tree is a tall shrub with a rounded crown.