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Cultural Details for Albizia julibrissin

Common Name:
Mimosa, Silk-tree

Growth Rate:

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
Light-deep pink threadlike flowers in summer.

Fruit Details:
5-7" gray-brown seed pods 1" wide in September-October.

Fall Color:
No fall color, leaves die off with frost kill.

Bark Details:
Relatively smooth gray-brown.

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Subject to vascular wilt disease, webworms, leaf spot and rust.

Native Habitat:
Iran. Zones 6-9

Other Features:
Attracts hummingbirds.

Culture and Care:
Transplants readily, extremely adaptable withstands drought, high ph. Flowers best in full sun.

This plant was blooming:
6/21/2010 - 7/20/2010

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
8538, 8589, 8590

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.