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PlantFiles: Silk Tree, Mimosa Tree, Pink Siris
Albizia julibrissin 'E.H. Wilson'

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Family: Mimosaceae
Genus: Albizia (al-BIZ-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: julibrissin (joo-lih-BRISS-in) (Info)
Cultivar: E.H. Wilson

2 vendors have this plant for sale.

Category:
Trees

Height:
30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Spacing:
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Pollen may cause allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Pink

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Deciduous

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
4.6 to 5.0 (highly acidic)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral BajaBlue On Jul 27, 2009, BajaBlue from Rancho Santa Rita, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Selected by E.H.Wilson in Korea, this variety of the Silk Tree has
dense fluffy clusters of bright-pink flowers, but most important, is
reputed to be more cold hardy by 10 degrees, greatly extending its
range.

Sun
Med-Dry
Good Drainage

Negative docturf On Jun 18, 2007, docturf from Conway, SC (Zone 8b) wrote:

A very nice flowering tree, but very susceptible to Fusarium Wilt, a soil-borne fungus in this part of South Carolina (coastal area). Docturf

Positive CodyMody7890 On Jun 14, 2007, CodyMody7890 from Reno, NV (Zone 6a) wrote:

this is a great tree and it's leaves open in light and close in darkness ! very attractive this is my first year growing this and i bought it in a tube size at Forest Farm online and got it shipped in the mail and it was very alive and very healthy ! not sure about winter hardiness yet we get alot of drying winds up here so if anyone knows TELL ME !:)

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Orange Beach, Alabama
Reno, Nevada
Ithaca, New York
Conway, South Carolina



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