Definition of silk tree in US English:

silk tree


  • An ornamental tree of the pea family with showy pink plume-like flowers that open in midsummer. It is naturalized in most of the eastern US.

    Albizia julibrissin, family Fabaceae

    • ‘The silk tree, also called Mimosa, loves the summer heat.’
    • ‘Highlights include a 64-foot photo mural of trees, mountains, and waterfalls near the cafeteria and a common area with silk trees of local varieties.’
    • ‘My personal favorites are the many varied hydrangeas, and, of course, the silk tree.’
    • ‘And around the lawn, tree ferns, banana plants, and a floss silk tree thrive in Oakland's nearly frost-free climate.’
    • ‘We create silk trees and flower arrangements blending the art of bonsai and Ikebana (Japanese).’