Additional information for Silk tree

Silk tree

Silk tree

Details  Broadly spreading, deciduous. Often flat topped,late into leaf. Dark pink flowers on top of the leaves in January. The small leaflets of the compound leaves quickly disintegrate after leaf fall. Drought & heat tolerant.
Common name  Silk tree, Persian silk tree, pink silk tree
Botanical name  Albizia julibrissin rosea
Height (m)  10
Diameter  12.00
Seeds / nuts / tubers  
Nitrogen fixer  
Drought tolerance  
Date  July 02, 2012
Shade / Sun  Full sun
Soil type  Most
Flowers  Pink

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Nitrogen fixing plant species suited to temperate climate such as North Canterbury New Zealand

Nitrogen fixing plant species suited to temperate climate such as North Canterbury New Zealand

Nitrogen is an essential element for plant growth. Certain plants have a useful ability to capture nitrogen from the atmosphere. This is often achieved through symbiotic relationship with fungi in the root zone. Being able access unlimited nitrogen allows these plants to grow quickly while also making some available to surrounding plants. The practical reality is that including nitrogen fixing plants of various shapes and sizes amongst other productive plantings improves overall health, vigour and fertility,