ALBIZIA JULIBRISSIN SILK TREE  in new zealand

ALBIZIA JULIBRISSIN - SILK TREE

Elegant and graceful, the Albizia makes a beautiful shade tree or specimen in a street or park. It develops a natural umbrella shape and its soft foliage provides a canopy of dappled light. Leaves close slowly at night and give a fine fern-like appearance. Silk trees are incredibly decorative in summer when hundreds of pink powder-puff flowers line the branches, creating a parasol effect. They also have an appealing fragrance and are a good nectar source for birds and bees. Bark is a light brown to grey colour. Seed pods are light brown in colour.

 

Applications
Specimen tree
Shade tree
Street or park tree    


Beyond the norm
Width and height of canopy can be contained to suit the position planted. Trim lateral branches regularly to form required shape, height and canopy width as required.


Clipped height
3-5m


15 year height
5m


Mature height
8m


Soil conditions
Drought-tolerant, wide range of soils. Will not tolerate wet, heavy soils.

 

Wind
Limited tolerance


Frost
Tolerant


Light
Full sunlight    


Tree Shape
Umbrella


Seasonal
Deciduous


Autumn colour
Yellow


Flower
White and pink flowers


Fruit
Flat seed pods


Origin
West Asia


Available Grades
45lt

The Icon Trees nursery covers 50 acres. So that we can attend to your requirements it is important to visit by appointment only; we may not be able to give you access to the nursery without prior arrangement.

 

Our usual opening hours are 7.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday. 

If you are unable to visit the nursery we can assist by selecting the right trees for your project. We can also support your purchasing decisions by providing photos of our trees. Purchases can be made using direct credit, VISA or Mastercard, or trade accounts.

99 Clevedon-Takanini Road

Ardmore

Auckland

0800 BIG TREES

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Good Roots………

Roots are the anchors and feeding mechanism for a tree, if these are not right then the success of the tree is compromised.  What might look like a big strong tree may not be mirrored by it root system.  Icon Trees is one of the few nurseries that identify with this issue and dispose of these trees instead of growing them on to the next grade or supplying trees that will not successfully reach maturity.

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