This was a bit of a rash decision when we acquired the seeds but one that I don’t think I’m going to regret. Albizia julibrissin is essentially a tree and not a tiny one either, although saying that they can be kept as a shrub and accommodated in all but very small gardens. And it’s stunning, if you want something out of the ordinary then look no further than this. The flower heads on Albizia julibrissin are quite out of the ordinary with long prominent stamens giving them a delicate fluffiness that you’ll not fine anywhere else.
They’re hardy too which is a bonus, not least because of the size but because normally plants with this exotic appearance are too tender to grow in the UK climate. Have some fun and bring the tropics home.