• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water weekly or more often in extreme heat, until established.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Fast grower to 30 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Heat Tolerant
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:al-BIZ-ee-a ju-lee-BRI-sin
    Plant type:Tree
    Sunset climate zones:4 - 23, 26 - 33
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Fast grower to 30 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Flower color:Pink
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Design IdeasMimosa is a perfect tree for creating quick shade on new homesites in warm climates. Use it to reduce heat island effect from pavement on driveways, parking lots and streetside. An historically correct tree for front or back lawns of Victorian homes. A beautiful accent to Spanish architecture, ranches and Santa Fe designed home. A chameleon that will be equally suited to shading tropical gardens filled with understory exotics.
    Companion PlantsCalifornia Lilac (Ceanothus); False Cypress (Chamaecyparis); Rose (Rosa); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Coneflower (Echinacea)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow regular watering schedule during first few growing seasons to establish a deep, extensive root system. Performs best with regular water or environmental humidity, but tolerates periodic drought, when established. Feed in early spring.Pruning time: winter.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water weekly or more often in extreme heat, until established.
  • History & Lore
    Albizia julibrissin species is believed to originally have been a native to deciduous forests of China, but has been found in a range stretching from Japan to Iran. Since its introduction into the United Sates circa 1745, this species has become a fixture in the hot, humid southern states.