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Albizia julibrissin 'Ombrella' - 1 x 7.5 litre potted albizia plant

Albizia julibrissin 'Ombrella' - 1 x 7.5 litre potted albizia plant

Grown as either a shrub or small tree, Albizia julibrissin 'Ombrella' is large and deciduous with a rounded habit. Dark green, fern-like leaves are divided into sickle-shaped leaflets, with spherical, fluffy, fragrant, bright pink flowers from mid-summer through to early autumn. Height: 5m (16'). Spread: 2m (6.5').

Culinary note: A tea can be made from the leaves and flowers, they can also be steamed and eaten as vegetables, the blooms can be crystallised too. Caution - DO NOT EAT THE SEEDS, they are poisonous. click here.

Price: £31.99 - £59.99

Albizia julibrissin 'Summer Chocolate' - 1 x 10 litre potted albizia plant

Albizia julibrissin 'Summer Chocolate' - 1 x 10 litre potted albizia plant

Glorious bronze purple, finely cut foliage of Albizia julibrissin 'Summer Chocolate' is accompanied by feathery purple and cream blooms. This magnificent RHS AGM winning, Persian Silk Tree can be grown as a free standing specimen or trained against a sheltered, sunny wall. A handsome tree, hardy to -5�C (23�F), that can be planted in borders outdoors, or grown in a large patio container for a cool conservatory. Height and spread: 6m (19').

Culinary note: A tea can be made from the leaves and flowers, they can also be steamed and eaten as vegetables, the blooms can be crystallised too. Caution - DO NOT EAT THE SEEDS, they are poisonous. click here.

Price: £24.99 - £69.99