Silk tree or Albizia julibrissin is a small, fast growing, deciduous tree with with green leaves structured like feathers. The compound clusters of tiny pink flowers look like fluffy silk powder puffs and they attract honey bees. Flowers July-August. Height 301cm+. Supplied in a 3-4 litre pot.
Hardy in most of the UK, it is deciduous with foliage falling with the first frosts, reappearing late Spring – don’t give up on it! As a precaution plant in a sheltered spot, perhaps a south-facing wall and protect with mulch or fleece to protect from very low temperatures.