Botanical Name: Albizia julibrissin Add
Common Name: Silk Tree  
Plant photo of: Albizia julibrissin
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type



Height Range

12-25', 25-40'


Flower Color



Flower Season

Summer, Fall


Leaf Color

Green, Light Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half



Low, Medium


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Loam, Rocky


Soil Condition

Average, Rich


Soil pH

Acid, Neutral


Adverse Factors

Attracts Bees

Design Styles

Japanese, Spanish, Tropical


Accenting Features

Multi-trunk Tree, Showy Flowers, Specimen, Unusual Shape


Seasonal Interest

Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Background, Lawn, Patio


Special Uses

Shade Tree


Attracts Wildlife


Information by:
Photographer: Normans/Mullany/Thompson
  • Description

  • Notes

This is a very graceful tree with a unique flat top which creates an interesting canopy effect. The light sensitive leaves close at night. It has delightful fluffy pink summer flowers and fern like leaves. It is a fast grower to 40' when given adequate water. It enjoys high summer heat. It is especially interesting when viewed from above so works well on down slopes.
Planting Instructions: 1. Dig a hole 2 times the width and 1 and 1/2 times the height of the container. 2. Set rootball at ground level. 3. Prepare soil mix of equal parts soil and soil amendment. 4. Backfill with amended soil. 5. Build Basin and water.