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Albizia julibrissin/Mimosa

Albizia julibrissin / Albizia julibrissin
Tree in full flower in early summer
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Tree in full flower in early summer

Persistent seed pods

Lawn specimen

Maturing seed pods

Flowering branch

Mature seed pods and single pink flower

Close-up of flowers

Close-up of the flowers blooming in early summer

Flowers and foliage

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Scientific Name: Albizia julibrissin
Common Name: Mimosa
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 30 - 40 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Pink
Fruit present: Summer, Fall
Fruit color: Various
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: High
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants That Attract Butterflies
Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Plants with Fragrance
Comments: Mimosa wilt kills them by the hundreds of thousands and supposedly resistant varieties were introduced, but failed to live up to expectations. Even trees susceptible to wilt will live several years before dying with wilt infections. However, there are communities across the South where some trees still flourish. Regardless of the problem with diseases, this is a relatively short-lived tree when compared to trees like oaks, elms, ash and other deciduous trees. Has drought and wind tolerance. The low, broad spreading crown is a special feature of mimosa trees.