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Albizia julibrissin Evy's Pride

Persian silk tree, Powder Puff Tree

Unusual tropical looking tree

An unusual, tropical looking tree with fine feathery foliage which is bright green in spring and summer and turns shades of purple in the autumn. Stunning large, fluffy pink flowers are produced from July to September.

Where?

Best planted in a warm sheltered position free draining soil without too much lime.

How?

Protect from harsh winter conditions and keep well watered while it is establishing.  

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Ornamental tree
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - September
Season of interest Summer
Flowering July - August
Evergreen No
Plant height 500 cm - 1000 cm
Plant width 500 cm - 600 cm
Fragrant flowers Yes
Hazardous No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 300 cm
Medicinal No
Hardiness zone (?) H2

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Light sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Position the stake in the hole, on the side of the prevailing wind and drive it into the soil, to a depth of 60cm. The stake should be a third of the height of the tree, when planted. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole close to the stake, with the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Use two tree ties to secure the stem to the stake. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year. Check ties regularly and adjust them as the tree grows.

Planting site Cottage garden, Informal garden, Patio container, City garden, Mediterranean garden

Typically available

From March to September