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Cultural Details for Albizia julibrissin 'E.H. Wilson'

Common Name:
E.H. Wilson Mimosa, Silktree

Growth Rate:

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
Flowers pink and white--different from species

Fruit Details:
Pod, 5-7" long, 1" wide

Fall Color:
No fall color

Bark Details:
Smooth gray-brown

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Vascular wilt disease, webworm, leaf spot, and rust

Native Habitat:
Native from Iran to Japan

Other Features:
Vase-shaped growth habit, flat crown; increased hardiness over the species to perhaps -15 degrees; attracts butterflies

Culture and Care:
Transplants readily, withstands drought, high pH, high salinity, high winds; flowers best in full sun

This plant was blooming:
6/21/2010 - 8/5/2010

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
8684, 8685

    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.