How Do You Grow The Mimosa Or Silk Tree (Albezia Julibrissin)?
The Mimosa tree is often called the Silk Tree or the Powder Puff, or the Pink Siris tree. They are all names for the Albezia julibrissin. It is a very decorative tree for landscape use. Here is some information about how to grow the Mimosa or Silk Tree (Albezia julibrissin). A unique umbrella form of growth makes the Albezia a wonderful tree for both decoration and shade in the landscape. It is a small growing tree that reaches 15′ to 25′ tall with an equal or larger canopy spread. The Mimosa or Silk Tree has finely cut leaves that are like big feathery plumes that it loses in the winter. It is usually later than many other trees in leafing out come the springtime. The Albezia has soft, fluffy pink brush-like flowers that look ornamental and delicate. Long bean-like seed pods follow flowering. As pretty as this tree is, it can be a little messy with the dropping of flowers, seed pods and finally, leaves. The Albezia can be grown from Maryland through California. It can handle some fros