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Flowering Dreams

Abutilon + Lantana

Vouchercode: Bluete15

Flowering Dreams

 

The Silk-Tree (Albizia julibrissin) with its delicately scented flowers is an attractive exotic plant for the garden. Long stamen make the flowers look like a pink powder puff. Also, the pinnately (feather-like) divided leaves add to the elegant appearance of the tree. At night or in case of drought the leaves fold together (hence its common name ‘sleeping tree’ in some languages), by day they unfold again and offer a shady place to relax. Albizia julibrissin will grow in a garden as well as in an unheated or kept cool greenhouse. Their hardyness is proofed by two Silk-Trees in Frankfurt Palmengarten (Germany), where the trees have developed a beautiful umbrella-like crown. The basis for successfully growing a Silk-Tree in a garden is a well- draining, sandy to gravelly and humous soil. Loamy soil might damage the roots by waterlogging. During the first years after planting it is advisable to protect the trunk from cracks in the bark by shading it with jute or fleece . Also, one should cover the roots with fallen leaves.

punkt_gruen.gif Quality: pink-white brush-like flowers in large numbers; elegant umbrella-like crown with fine pinnate leaves; exotic tree for the garden
punkt_gruen.gif Use: planted in the garden; in pots from April to October outside on balcony, terrace and in the garden - during winter in an unheated room in the house

€269.95
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ALJ-0810
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Description

Silk Trees (Albizia julibrissin) with their delicately fragrant flowers are attractive exotics for the garden. Long stamens make the flowers look like a pink powder puff. The colorful, aromatic blossoms often attract bees and butterflies to the garden. The bi-pinnate leaves, which move at the slightest breeze and create multi-faceted light shows, give the trees an elegant appearance in the garden or front yard. At night or in case of drought, the leaves fold up; by day they unfold again and offer a shady place to relax. Albizia julibrissin grows in the garden as well as in an unheated or cool conservatory. Their hardiness is demonstrated by two Silk Trees in Frankfurt Palmengarten (Germany), where the trees have developed a beautiful umbrella-shaped crown. The basis for successfully growing a Silk Tree in the garden is a well-drained, sandy to gravelly and humus-rich soil. Loamy soil may cause root damage due to waterlogging. In the first few years after planting, it is advisable to shade the trunks with jute or fleece to protect them from bark cracks and to cover the root area with foliage. Once Silk Trees are established, they will add exotic flair to your home.

punkt_gruen.gif Quality: pink-white bottlebrush flowers in large numbers; elegant umbrella-shaped crown with fine pinnate leaves; exotic tree for the garden
punkt_gruen.gif Use: planted in the garden; in pots from April to October outdoors on balcony, terrace and in the garden – during winter in an unheated room in the house

Product Details
ALJ-0810

Data sheet

Family
Mimosaceae
Origin
Asien (mediterran)
Flowering period
Summer
Color of flowers
Rose
Fragrance
Fragrant flowers
Growth
Tree
Location
Sunny
winter temperature
5 (+/- 5) °C
Minimum temperature
-15 °C
Hardiness Zones
7
Height
4 - 5 m
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