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  • silk tree Ombrella
  • Eventual height: 6m
  • Eventual spread: 4m

Albizia julibrissin Ombrella ('Boubri') (PBR)

silk tree Ombrella

12 lt pot (1.5-1.8m) £99.99
12 lt pot (1.5-1.8m) £99.99

This tree is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (may need winter protection)

    This exotic-looking small tree has really attractive feathery foliage, that looks pretty from spring to autumn, but it's in late summer, when the small clusters of deep pink flowers appear, that it really starts to dazzle. Plant it where it will get lots of sun and a little shelter from the worst of the winter weather, in freely draining soil. It's a magnificent speciman that will add an exotic feel to the planting scheme.

  • Garden care: Avoid excessive winter wet and protect from hard frosts in colder areas. Add a top-dressing of a multi-purpose fertiliser around the base of the plant in late spring. No routine pruning is required, just remove any dead, damaged or crossing branches in late autumn or winter when they are fully dormant.