Scientific Name: Albizia julibrissin Form:
Common Name:silk tree, mimosa Texture:
Family Name:FabaceaeHabit:
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous Mature Size (ht. X w.):5 - 7m x 4 - 5m
Origin: Hardiness Zone:Zone 6: (-23 to -18 C)
Leaves: Compound, Alternate, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Bipinnate, Even-pinnate, Oblanceolate, Entire
Flowers: Flowers clustered, Pink, Aug- Sep
Fruit: Legume, Green Brown
Soil or Media:
Landscape Uses: Shade tree, Specimen plant, Summer interest, Medicinal plant
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.