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Albizia julibrissin

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

Please note that our pot-grown Albizia trees are only available for delivery from November - February.

Shidare albizia (silk) trees for sale

    Sorry we have not produced any trees of this variety this season.

    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

    • Gardening skillExperienced
    • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersAttractive foliage
    • Growth habitWeeping
    • Height after 10 years2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
    • SunlightPrefers full sun
    • PruningLight prune
    • Growth rateAverage
    • Site conditionsSheltered siteOccasional floodingFree-draining site
    • Flower colourPink
    • Flowering monthJulyAugust
    • Leaf colourGreen
    • Annual cycleDeciduous