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Mimosa, Silk Tree
Mimosa tree Albizia julibrissin rosea
Albizzia julibrissin (or mimosa as it is known in the southern US) is an acacia like tree suitable for warmer climates with an open umbrella shape. It is a member of the pea family (Leguminosae) and grow wild in Persia, Japan, and other Asian countries.  A striking and graceful tree, albizzias are used as shade and ornamental specimens.  They prefer a sunny location with  well drained sandy loam, but can adapt to a variety of soil types. 

The mimosa tree of the southern US is truly a gorgeous spectacle to behold in the late spring or early summer, with its feathery fernlike leaves and fragrant pink powder puff blooms (in cooler climates, the trees will bloom later in the season).   Once a favorite street tree in the southern US, it has sadly lost popularity in favor of less venerable species. 

Completely hardy to -10F (-23.3C), albizzia julibrissin can survive cooler temperatures (to  -20F or-28.8C) in a sheltered location.  They have been known to survive in the US as far north as New York City and Boston, Massachusetts if given proper shelter.  Without shelter, the trees may not survive or will die back to the ground each winter.

Trees should be pruned in the early spring before breaking dormancy.  The trees can withstand sever pruning and come back unharmed, but little pruning is usually needed. 

Our seed stock and trees are northern grown.
Mimosa (Albizzia julibrissin rosea)    Hardy to -10F (-23.3C); height: 30ft

#1225  Packet  $7.50  Approximately 100 seeds
#B4z-1225  4 oz. seeds   $33.50
#B1-1225  1 lb. seeds   $65.50
#P1225H   2-3ft. seedling  $ 37.99
#P3-1225H  Three trees   (2-3ft. seedlings)  $ 50.99


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