The Silk Tree is awesome. Fast growing, very hardy and absolutely stunning in summer when the canopy is draped in pink "powder-puff" flowers.
The leaves are very fine, mid green and create a lovely cool, dappled shade very suitable for underplanting with shrubs and groundcovers or setting up an outdoor table and chairs to escape the summer heat.
This tree branches from low down and is usually multi-stemmed and broadly umbrella shaped, approx 7m tall and easily as wide.
Full sun, wind and dry tolerant. Grows well on most well drained soils.