Albizia are a group of sub tropical trees the most common being Albizia julibrissin or 'Silk Tree'. Now they will grow in the Uk, but they need a sunny warm position that is not exposed to cold winds or heavy frost.
They seem most successful in a conservatory or in a container on a warm patio.
Growing and Care
Albizia Julibrissin Rosea 'Summer Chocolate' is a purple foliaged cultivar, the same fernlike foliage however a lovely purple colour instead. The flower colour is purple and cream.
In the UK all Albizia work best in a warm position, a patio or in a south facing walled garden is excellent.
Most home gardeners tend to prune regularly to keep these tropical looking trees to a smaller size. If left to their own devices they can reach a height of 5m (18ft).
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Albizia julibrissin are available fro sale from the following nurseries
CHEW VALLEY TREES
Winford Road Chew Magna Bristol BS40 8HJ - Tel: 01275 333 752
Includes: Albizia Julibrissin rosea (Silk Tree)