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Albizia julibrissin 'Ombrella' (Large Plant)

Silk Tree

Hardy Tree

Grown as either a shrub or small tree, Albizia julibrissin 'Ombrella' is large and deciduous with a rounded habit. Dark green, fern-like leaves are divided into sickle-shaped leaflets, with spherical, fluffy, fragrant, bright pink flowers from mid-summer through to early autumn. Height: 5m (16'). Spread: 2m (6.5').

Culinary note: A tea can be made from the leaves and flowers, they can also be steamed and eaten as vegetables, the blooms can be crystallised too. Caution - DO NOT EAT THE SEEDS, they are poisonous. click here.

 

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Ideal For:
patio, conservatory, exotic garden, specimen plant
Flowering Period:
June, July, August
Position:
full sun
    • 1 x 10 litre potted albizia plant

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Pot up silk tree plants and grow them on in a cool, bright position until large enough to plant outside. Prior to transplanting, acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over a period of 7 to 10 days. Plant albizia in a sheltered position in any well drained soil in full sun.
Prune silk trees in winter or early spring, reducing the stems to fit the available space, and removing any damaged, crossing or wayward branches entirely. Albizia may be successfully wall trained. During the first few years prune to achieve a permanent framework of stems. Thereafter the stems of wall trained albizia can be reduced annually to within 4 buds from the permanent framework.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


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