The Mimosa Tree
The Mimosa tree's Mature Height is 20 - 35 feet, Mature Spread 25 - 30 feet, Soil Type Widely Adaptable, Moisture Drought Tolerant, Mature Form Bushy, Growth Rate Rapid, Sun Exposure Full Sun, Flower Color Light Pink, Thread Like, Fall Color Green, Foliage Color Green, Zones 6-9, Mimosa tree photos
The Mimosa tree, Albizzia julibrissin, sometimes called Silk tree, was introduced to the United States in 1745 for use as an ornamental plant because of its unusual, attractive and fragrant pom-pom like flowers and interesting fern-like foliage.This deciduous tree is attractive to bees, butterflies, and birds. In gardens this tree grows to 20–30'.
Mimosa trees are fast-growing but rather short-lived. It has a single trunk with smooth gray bark. Each bipinnate leaf is made up of hundreds of tiny leaflets coated in white hairs, giving the foliage a silvery cast. In late winter or spring the domed crown is decked in sprays of small, globular, golden yellow flower heads. It is able to survive winter in southern U.S., but flowers better in climates with a longer, drier summer.
Mimosa tree photos