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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 (off campus)

Habit: Upright
Form: Vase
Texture: Fine
Mature Size:
Height:5 - 7m
Spread:4 - 5m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Origin: Central / west Asia, South Asia / India
Hardiness Rating: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Medicinal plant, Shade tree, Specimen plant, Summer interest
Additional Info: Google. Cultivars shown may include A. 'Summer Chocolate' and A. 'Red Silk'.
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: Sep, Oct

Bark Morphology: Lightly fissured, Smooth
Bark or Stem Colour: Grey
Organ Modifications: Root nodules (N-fixing)

Pest Susceptibility: Deer resistant, Drought resistant
(NCA) Not Currently Available : not used
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