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Albizia julibrissin, Pink Siris

299.00

Description

Albizia julibrissin, Pink Siris tree provides light shade and adds a lovely burst of color amongst other deciduous or evergreen trees.

The bark is dark greenish-grey in color. The leaves are bipinnate. Each pinna is with 20 to 30 pairs of leaflets. The individual flowers are powder-puff-like, with no petals but a tight cluster of stamens. They are pink with a white base, looking like silky threads.

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Description

 

Common Name Persian silk tree, Silk tree, Mimosa, Pink Siris
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 12 m
Flower Colour Pink
Bloom Time Summer
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting And Care

Water regularly; do not overwater.

Remove dead, diseased, damaged parts.

March is a good time to prune.

A 2-inch layer of mulch should be applied to keep the soil moist.

Roots like to spread out, so it is wise not to plant this tree close to a building or any cement structure.

Fertilize the tree in early spring before the leaves appear.
Albizia Julibrissin Care
Keep spacing of at least 10 feet in between 2 plants on the ground. Plant the mimosa tree in a sunny spot with well-drained soil. The tree adapts to any type of soil as long as it has good drainage. It also makes an excellent container plant. Provide a large container with plenty of loamy soil and excellent drainage for a potted plant. It spreads about 2.5-4 meters so plant accordingly.

Sunlight Sun to Partial Shade
Watering Medium
Soil Well-drained soil, Acidic
Temperature An ideal temperature is 9 to 28 degrees C. Can tolerate up to -10 and 46 degrees C.
Fertilizer Use any balanced organic fertilizer.

Albizia Julibrissin Special Feature
Attractive to bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.
Albizia Julibrissin Uses
Ornamental Use:

  • It is most often grown as an ornamental tree

Medicinal Use:

  • The flowers and stem bark are used to make medicine
  • It is used for anxiety, cancer, depression, sleep problems (insomnia), and sore throat
  • Note: Please consult your health expert

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