Albizia julibrissin

Botanical Name: Albizia julibrissin

Phonetic: al-BIZ-ee-uh joo-lih-BRISS-in

Common Name(s): Silk Tree, Mimosa

Family: Fabaceae
Origin: Iran to Japan
Plant Type: Tree
Persistence: Deciduous

Leaf Type: Bipinnately lathery leaves
Number of Leaflets: 10-25
Leaf Color: Dark green
Fall Color: –
Texture: Soft
Density: Dense
Bloom Season: Mid summer
Flower Color(s): Pink to deep rose

Exposure: Full sun to light shade
USDA: 6-9
Climate Zone(s): 7-24
Growth Rate:               
Height: 25-40 Feet
Spread: 25-40 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium
Pest/Diseases: Wilt, mimosa web worm
Soil: Average, medium moisture, well-drained soils

Features: Low branching habit, brown seed pots in fall, can be invasive
Uses: Ornamental shade tree, not suitable to be planted near homes due to heavy litter and weak branches

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