Botanical name: Albizia julibrissin
Synonym: Acacia julibrissin, Mimosa julibrissin
Common name: Persian silk tree, pink silk tree
Family: Fabaceae, Mimosoideae
Native to: southwestern and eastern Asia
Life cycle: perennial tree
Flower colour: pink
Flower time (Central / West-Europe): July to August
Characteristics and usage: ornamental, medicinal plant, attractive to bees and bumblebees.
Weight of 1000 seeds: 45g
Seeds per gram: 22
Cultivation / direction of sowing: soaking seeds 12 hours in water before planting is that your germination time will be reduced, sow at 25ºC, thin cover, needs light, Albizia julibrissin is winterhardy to -15°C.