• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 30 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Heat Tolerant Shade Tree
  • 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:Quickly reaches 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
    Grows 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:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
  • 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.