All About Albizia

All About Albizia

All About Albizia

Albizia have delicate foliage that is almost mimosa-like in appearance.  The fine foliage acts as the perfect foil for the pink fluffy flowers that appear in the late summer.  These delicate looking creatures are hardier than they look.  They have the air of tropical elegance and tend to do their thing later in the season than most trees.  All Albizia like a warm sheltered spot in full sun with the roots benefiting from a mulch in the winter.  Happy in a well-drained soil, Albizia will still benefit from plenty of water when establishing and in long hot, dry summers.

There are a few options freely available now:

Albizia julibrissin ‘Ombrella’  

Deciduous, small spreading tree of graceful habit.  Fluffy pink flowerheads are produced in late summer or early autumn.   Height 2-6m

Albizia julibrissin ‘Summer Chocolate’  

A small, spreading, graceful tree with fluffy pink flowers in late summer held against rich chocolate coloured, feathery foliage.  Prefers full sun in a sheltered site in well-drained soil. Drought tolerant. Height to 4 meters, spread 3 metres.

Albizia julibrissin ‘Chocolate Fountain’

A small tree with a weeping habit. The foliage is a rich brown-purple. Bright fluffy pink flowers are produced in the summer. Height 4 metres.

 

      

'Ombrella'                              'Summer Chocolate'             'Chocolate Fountain'