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This fast-growing tree has become a favorite in the South for its fine-texture foliage and fluffy clusters of pink summertime flowers. It tolerates drought well and attracts hummingbirds. But it can also be short-lived and self-seed profusely.

Name: Albizia julibrissin

Size: To 20 feet tall and wide

Zones: 6-9

Standout Variety: 'Summer Chocolate' bears rich purple foliage all season long.

Note: This tree is considered invasive in some areas; check to see if it's problematic in your area before planting it.

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