Albizia julibrissin 'Rosea'
31st August 2008
Many years ago I tried to grow this here, convinced that it was mild enough for it to prosper, but it didn't, so I put the idea on the back-burner
and moved on.
Just recently I have heard good reports of its performance in other parts of the country, so I am going to try again, and I bought this seedling
ready to plant out next year (if I can find a sunny location to suit it).
And it gives me an excuse to show this picture, which I took in (what was then) Yugoslavia in 1982. It is a great little tree. It may still need a warmer summer
to flower effectively in the UK.
26th July 2009
The plant had grown stronger during the year, but still not been planted out - I'm looking for a sunny slope in the garden where it will
reap the maximum benefit from the summer sun, but I keep erecting greenhouses on suitable sites!
8th September 2015
Well, I think I will have to face the fact that it isn't going outside. It is thriving in the Agave house, but rapidly outgrows the space. Cutting it to the ground
gives me a couple of years while it regrows, and the foliage is wonderful for a while. I doubt I will ever see flowers.
20th October 2016