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Scientific Name: Albizia julibrissin
Pronunciation: al-BIZZ-ee-uh joo-lih-BRISS-in
Common Name: silk tree, mimosa
Family Name: Fabaceae
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous
Key ID Features: Leaves bi-pinnately compound, light to mid-green, sickle-cell leaflets, fern-like; flower <4 cm long, in terminal clusters, stamens numerous, long, silky, pink filaments arising from a white tube enclosing ovary, Aug-Sept; fruit strap-like, flat brown pod, up to 20 cm long.
Course(s): not used (on campus)

Mature Size:
Height:5 - 7m
Spread:4 - 5m
Hardiness Rating: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 C)
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Landscape Uses: Shade tree, Specimen plant, Summer interest
Additional Info: Google
silk tree, mimosa
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Compound
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous
Compound Leaf: Bipinnate, Even-pinnate
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Oblanceolate
Apices: Obtuse
Bases: Obtuse
Margins: Entire

Inflorescence Type: Flowers clustered
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Funnelform
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, Pink, (petals green, inconspicuous )
Flower Time at Peak: Aug, Sep

Fruit Type: Legume
Fruit Colour: Green, Brown
Fruiting Time:

Bark or Stem Colour:

Pest Susceptibility: Deer resistant, Drought resistant
(FEA) Field lab Equipment Area : cv. Summer Chocolate
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