• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Best with regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 20 ft. tall, 15 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Heat Tolerant
    Blooms:
    Late Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:al-BIZ-ee-a ju-lee-BRI-sin
    Plant type:Tree
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Reaches 20 ft. tall, 15 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Burgundy
    Blooms:Late Summer
    Flower color:Pink
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Companion PlantsCalifornia Lilac (Ceanothus); False Cypress (Chamaecyparis); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Rose (Rosa); Coneflower (Echinacea)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow regular watering schedule during first few growing seasons to establish a deep, extensive root system. Performs best with regular water or with environmental humidity, but will tolerate some drought when established. Feed in early spring.Pruning time: pruning is generally not necessary.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Best with regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Albizia julibrissin species is believed to originally have been a native to deciduous forests of China, but has been found in a range stretching from Japan to Iran. Since its introduction into the United Sates circa 1745, this species has become a fixture in the hot, humid southern states.