Albizia julibrissin 'Rosea'Item #0195 USDA Hardiness Zone: 6 - 9
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Colorful landscape tree, attractive to many birds with its deep, pink, pincushion-like flowers. Creates an exotic umbrella of dappled shade. Loves tropical and subtropical climates and takes well to hot, humid climates. Pretty, multi-trunk tree in natural form.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water weekly or more often in extreme heat, until established.Average Landscape Size:Fast grower to 30 ft. tall and wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:al-BIZ-ee-a ju-lee-BRI-sinPlant type:TreeDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousSunset climate zones:4 - 23, 26 - 33Growth habit:SpreadingGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Fast grower to 30 ft. tall and wide.Special features:Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Easy Care, Fast Growing, Tolerates Urban Pollution, WaterwiseFoliage color:GreenBlooms:SummerFlower color:PinkFlower attributesShowy FlowersDesign 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)
- CareCare InformationFollow 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:Full sunWatering Needs:Water weekly or more often in extreme heat, until established.
- History & LoreHistory: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.