Mimosa, Silk Tree, Albizia Julibrissin

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Posted by John Minton | Posted in Plants | Posted on 16-07-2011

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Introduction

Albizia Julibrissin is probably better known as a Mimosa tree or Persian Silk Tree. Mimosa is a beautiful fern-like tree with fragrant¬†2 inch pink pompom type flowers that produce seed pods in the winter months. Mimosa trees can reach 30 to 40 feet tall. The smell brings back many childhood memories, it’s a summer blooming tree – in the heavy heat and sun – about May through September.