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Albizia julibrissin Rouge - pot Ø 17 cm
Albizia julibrissin Rouge Persian silk tree

€ 19,95

per unit

Albizia julibrissin Ombrella Boubri - total height 80+ cm - pot Ø 17 cm

€ 19,95

per unit

Albizia julibrissin Rouge - pot Ø 22 cm
Albizia julibrissin Rouge Persian silk tree

€ 32,95

per unit

Albizia julibrissin Ombrella Boubri - total height 90+ cm - pot Ø 22 cm

€ 32,95

per unit

Albizia julibrissin Rosea - total height 160+ cm - pot Ø 26 cm Temporarily out of stock
Albizia julibrissin Rosea Persian silk tree

€ 59,95

per unit

Persian silk tree

The Persian silk tree, also known as Albizia julibrissin, is an exotic beauty that can transform your garden or interior with its unique appearance. MyPalmShop offers this tree to exotic plant lovers. Here you can learn all you need to know about the Persian silk tree, from characteristics and growth, to the care this beautiful tree might need.

Origin of the name ‘sleeping tree’

The Persian silk tree is commonly called ‘sleeping tree’ in languages other than English. It is commonly called sleeping tree due to its characteristic that this tree closes its leaves at night, a movement similar to a creature going to sleep. The Persian silk tree is part of the genus Albizia and has the botanical name of Albizia julibrissin.

Appearance characteristics of the Persian silk tree

The Persian silk tree is well known for its ornamental appearance. The leaves are bipinnate, which means they consist of many small leaves on a common axis. They are often green, but there are subspecies with bronze/purple coloured leaves. The tree produces flowers that are most commonly pink, but can vary from white to bright red as well. These flowers provide an enchanting look and attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies. The Persian silk tree can grow to a medium sized tree with a beautiful umbrella-like crown.

Caring for a Persian silk tree

Nursing and caring for a Persian silk tree can be an enriching experience. Here are a few important things to keep in mind:

  1. Location: A Persian silk tree can thrive in both sun as partial shade. It prefers at least 6 hours of sunlight for optimal growth and flowering.
  2. Soil: This tree prefers well drained soil. Prevent the soil from getting too soaked to avoid root rot.
  3. Water: During the growth season, this tree needs regular watering, especially if the soil feel dry. Make sure the roots do not fully dry, but avoid overwatering.
  4. Pruning:You can prune the tree in Spring to keep it in shape and to limit the excessive growth. Remove dead branches and excessive growth to keep your tree healthy.
  5. Winter protection: Although the Persian silk tree is hardy, it might still need protection in colder climates, especially against severe frosts. Covering the roots with mulch will help. Young plants are especially vulnerable to severe frost.

Persian silk tree for indoors and outdoors

The Persian silk tree is versatile and can be plant in a garden as well as in an interior. In a garden, it adds a hint of exotic beauty, as well as shade and shelter for animals. In interiors, it brings tropical elegance indoors. Its ornamental leaves and colourful flowers will turn any room into an enchanting exotic paradise.

Buying the beautiful Persian silk tree at MyPalmShop!

At MyPalmShop, we select our Persian silk trees carefully before sending them out for delivery. We are passionate about exotic plants and offer extensive information about their care. If you have any questions or if you need help with choosing the perfect tree for your needs, feel free to contact us. We are ready to share our expertise and to help you experience the enchantment of this beautiful tree.