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  1. karaman

    karaman Gardener

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    hallo,
    i was told this is an albizzia julibrissin but thats not right, it aint --- i am in Portsmouth, UK and this thing is in full flower at the beginning of february! i remember it did the same thing last year and lasted best part of 6 weeks -- the owner knows nothing about it.
    -- what is it please and
    -- how do i propagate it?

    thanks, karaman

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  2. Peter K

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    Can you get a close up of the flowers?
     
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    Silver surfer PLANTAHOLIC

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    Sadly your pics are not clear enough.
    Have a look at Acacia dealbata.....it flowers in UK now and is hardy in the south.

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      thanks you peter k and silver surfer, that is it --- acacia dealbata what good news its hardy here in the south, i will be getting one! thanks again.
       
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      Victoria Lover of Exotic Flora

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      Albeit very pretty, it is an invasive nuisance here, so watch out for seedlings ...

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        Not a problem in UK
         
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          pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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          Might be hardy in the South of the UK, but not in my garden, most around here were killed a few years ago, so I would say fairly hardy. but not totally.
          Acacia pravissima is hardier.
          But looks similar in all but leaf.:smile:
           
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          Definitely not hardy in all of the UK and that includes the south coast (I have lost four over the years), depending on the location and cold severity. Given a sheltered sunny spot, even in the north, it can survive but any temperatures below -6/7c will kill a small tree off or at least severely damage it.
          From seed it is easy and grows rapidly but most people buy a small tree, some newer cultivars flower younger than the standard Acacia dealbata. Cuttings are not for the beginner they can be difficlult to root (but not impossible).
          A pravissima is hardier but I don't think it is as an attractive tree with a lax habit.:smile:
           
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            It's biggest drawback is a horribly invasive root system. Best not planted near a house wall ! Mine didn't take kindly to being pruned, either!
             
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