Albizia julibrissin 'Rosea'Item #0195 USDA Hardiness Zone: 6 - 9
A colorful landscape tree, noted for its especially colorful, deep, rosy-pink, pincushion-like, summer 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. Deciduous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Quickly reaches 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:Quickly reaches 30 ft. tall and wide.Foliage 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 InformationGrows easily in poor to moderately fertile, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established in the landscape, reduce frequency; tolerates moderate, periodic drought, particularly in coastal regions. In containers, continue to water regularly. Feed in early spring.Pruning time: winter.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
- 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.