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Persian Silk Tree | Albizia Julibrissin - Clear Stem - Girth 8-10cm - 300cm - 55lt

Persian Silk Tree | Albizia Julibrissin - Clear Stem - Girth 8-10cm - 300cm - 55lt

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Albizia julibrissin, commonly known as the Persian silk tree or mimosa, is a species of tree in the Fabaceae family, notable for its distinctive appearance and attractive qualities. Native to Asia, from Iran to Japan, this tree is widely cultivated around the world in temperate and subtropical regions.

Typically, Albizia julibrissin reaches a height of 5 to 12 meters (16 to 39 feet), with a broad crown that provides a light, dappled shade. Its bark is smooth and gray, with a somewhat flaky texture. The tree is especially known for its beautiful leaves and flowers. The leaves are bipinnate, meaning they are divided into smaller leaflets, creating a fine, feathery appearance. Each leaf is 20 to 45 centimeters long and is made up of hundreds of tiny leaflets that close up during rainy weather and at night.

The flowers of Albizia julibrissin are one of its most striking features. Blooming from May to July, the flowers are small and fluffy, with numerous long, silky stamens that range in color from deep pink to soft pink, giving the blooms a soft, fuzzy appearance. These blossoms are clustered in dense inflorescences at the tips of branches, attracting pollinators such as bees and butterflies.

  • Common Name

    Mimosa Tree, Mimosa ‘Gaulois Astier’, Blue Wattle ‘Gaulois Astier’

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen shrub

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To


  • Flower

    clusters of fragrant, ball-shaped, fluffy, bright-yellow flowers

  • Foliage

    evergreen, finely-divided, silvery-grey, feathery foliage

  • Maturation period

    10-20 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit

shy, conical or rounded crown

Preferred Location


South-facing or West-facing, sheltered, frost-free

Soil Type

acid and neutral soil, full sun

Soil moisture


Growing Period




all year


late spring, summer

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    Since we only grow and sell trees, in 40 years we have figured out how to do it very well.

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  • Free Delivery for online orders over £350

    We will deliver your tree and plant it for you. Or 10 trees or a 100.

Arundel Arboretum is a shrub and tree retail nursery with over 40 years of experience.

About Us

During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

What you will not find is hot tubs, garden furniture and plastic garden gnomes. In a nutshell, trees is what we know and trees is what we do, and only trees (and some shrubs to go with the trees).

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