Albizia Julibrissin is a deciduous tree with light foliage and spreading crown, Leaves are large, conspicuous and bipinnate. Leaflets are obliquely oblong, bright green, folding at night. Flowers are greenish-white and fragrant appearing in spring through mid-autumn. Fruits are pods, straw-coloured with prominent seeds that rattle in the wind when ripe.
Grows 15- 18m tall with a spread of 9-15m and a trunk diameter of 0.5 – 1m. Medium to fast growth at a rate of 0.5 – 2m p/a with a corresponding diameter growth of 18- 28mm p/a. The life span of 50 years. And the specific epithet lebbeck is from the Arabic vernacular name ‘Labakh’.