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Plant Details

Albizia julibrissin

Mimosa, Silk Tree

Scientific Name:

Albizia julibrissin

Genus:

Albizia

Species Epithet:

julibrissin

Common Name:

Mimosa, Silk Tree

Plant Type

Tree

Plant Family

Fabaceae (Legume Family)

Native/Alien:

Not Native to US

Invasive Status:

Rank 1 - Severe Threat (*Key)

Size:

36-72 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Pink

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

July, August

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Compound

Wildlife Value:

Not Assigned

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

Full Grown Tree in Bloom

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Leaves and Buds

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Mimosa Flower

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

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