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Albizia julibrissin var. rosea - Silk tree

This tree is named for its silky long fragrant stamens, pink to dark red flower heads in January.  Fine fern-like leaves on graceful stalks appear later than many deciduous trees and give Albizia a tropical look.

Quick growing, it has an arching horizontal branching habit creating a flat topped crown at 4-6 meters.

Ideal as a shade tree around patios, decks and close to houses. Leaflets fall in autumn, soon disintegrating with little mess to sweep up.  Tolerant of a wide range of soils, heat and dry conditions.

Will grow as far south as Christchurch, but not in the coldest parts of New Zealand.