Mimosa (Albizia julibrissin)
Mimosa, botanical name Albizia julibrissin, is a magnificent looking, small to large sized deciduous tree that absolutely loves the heat! Native to Asia, this strikingly beautiful tree features a flat-topped dense canopy that provides a good amount of filtered shade to protect and cool off during those hot sunny days. Its flat spreading crown does more than provide shade, it features green ferny leaves and a constant summer bloom of fuzzy, bright pink, powder puff-like flowers that is sure to please the senses. While the summer bloom is a big attractor to people, butterflies and birds, it’s also an attractive multi-stemmed tree when bare - allowing landscape sunlight in during the winter.
Also known as the Silk tree, this hardy tree requires low to moderate water once established and full sun to partial shade environments. The Mimosa tree is an excellent patio tree and great for bird watching, too. Since it loves high summer weather, it’s a good choice for homeowners in the Southern California Inland Valleys and in Southwestern landscapes where it can take in the heat. For instant shade and curb appeal, we recommend buying as big as you can. Moon Valley Nurseries grows and nurtures the finest Mimosa specimens that are ready to thrive in your Southwest landscape!
Homeowners looking to add a beautiful shade tree in their landscape will find much to love about the Mimosa tree. Gorgeous flowers and foliage, wide umbrella of shade, butterfly attractor, drought tolerant, hardiness, adaptable to most soil types – a Mimosa tree has all these features and more.
Impress your neighbors and add more value to your property planting a beautiful Mimosa tree in your landscape. Feel free to speak with a Moon Valley Nurseries professional for placement ideas. Be sure to plant with Moon Valley Nurseries brand Fertilizers and Nutrients for spectacular results!
Spreading growth habit
Cold hardy and heat resistant - ideal for Western landscapes
Large tree that provides a wide umbrella of shade
Gorgeous pink flowers bloom in late spring through the early summer