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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
pink silk tree
Albizia can be deciduous trees, shrubs or climbers, with attractive bipinnate leaves with tiny leaflets, and flowerheads composed of many small flowers with prominent stamens
A. julibrissin f. rosea is a broad-crowned, medium-sized deciduous tree with large, mimosa-like bipinnate leaves. Fluffy rose-pink flower-heads, with prominent stamens, open in summer
Ethiopia, Iran to Japan, C, China
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
SoilSand, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in well-drained soil in full sun. Alternating mild and cold spells may damage top-growth. Saplings should flower in three years
Root semi-ripe cuttings with bottom heat in summer. Propagate by seed: collect seeds from pea-like pods and soften their coats in very hot water, leave to cool for 24 hours and sow. After germination transplant into root trainers to avoid disturbing tap roots
Suggested planting locations and garden types
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Mediterranean Climate Plants
Pruning pruning group 1 or pruning group 13 if wall-trained
Pests Generally trouble free
May be affected by wilt diseases such as Verticillium wilt
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