Albizia julibrissin Shidare

  • Flowering month: July
  • Flowering month: August
  • Flower colour: Pink
  • Leaf colour: Green

Shidare is a weeping Albizia, with the characteristic pink powder-puff flowers which appear in late summer.


Shidare trees for sale

Height in 10 years
Price inc. VAT
2-year Shidare tree - in a 12L pot
2.5m-4m tall after 10 years

What will it look like?

Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied. (Approx. girth: 6/8). Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years.

Albizia Jul Shidare silk tree

Leaves may not be present during winter, and we may prune some shoots to fit the delivery carton. Size may vary during the season and between batches. The container (if supplied) is only used for transporting the tree, which should then be planted out in the garden or in a much larger patio planter (not all species are suitable for patio planting).

How to grow

Like all Albizias, Shidare is not particularly cold-hardy and needs to be protected from frost. It does best when to be planted in a sheltered area in full sun, in well-drained soil.

It grows with a wide spreading habit, with the long bi-pinnate leaves cascading down attractively.

Shidare characteristics


  • Attractive features: Attractive flowers Attractive foliage
  • Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Growth habit: Weeping
  • Growth rate: Average
  • Vigour: Average vigour
  • Site conditions: Sheltered site Occasional flooding Free-draining site
  • Sunlight: Prefers full sun
  • Pruning: Light prune
  • Gardening skill: Some needed


  • Flowering month: July August
  • Flower colour: Pink
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Leaf colour - young: Green
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous
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