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Similar but less problematic plants:
Aesculus sylvatica Aesculus sylvatica flower
Albizia julibrissin is often confused with:
Albizia kalkora Albizia kalkora flowers, pink
Native alternative(s) for Albizia julibrissin:
Diospyros virginiana fruit
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Albizia kalkora Albizia kalkora flowers, pink
Antigonon leptopus
Ampelopsis brevipedunculata Ampelopsis brevipedunculata

Mimosa Albizia julibrissin

Phonetic Spelling
al-BIZ-ee-a ju-li-BRIS-in
This plant is an invasive species in North Carolina
Description

Invasive in the southeast.  Short-lived; subject to vascular wilt disease; good summer color; attracts hummingbirds; reseeds

Form: Vase-shaped; often multi-stemmed; flat top crown; spreading low; fairly open

Site: Sun; range of soil types; drought and wind tolerant

Cultivars:
  • 'Charlotte'
    disease resistant
  • 'Tryon'
    disease resistant
Tags:
#hummingbirds#pink#sun#deciduous#full sun#summer#drought tolerant#wildlife plant#pink flowers#weedy#tree#rapid growth#high maintenance#flowering tree#wind#wind tolerant#grows fast#summer flowers#Mimosa
Cultivars:
  • 'Charlotte'
    disease resistant
  • 'Tryon'
    disease resistant
Tags:
#hummingbirds#pink#sun#deciduous#full sun#summer#drought tolerant#wildlife plant#pink flowers#weedy#tree#rapid growth#high maintenance#flowering tree#wind#wind tolerant#grows fast#summer flowers#Mimosa
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Albizia
    Species:
    julibrissin
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Wildlife Value:
    Attracts hummingbirds
    Play Value:
    Wildlife Enhancement
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    drought, wind, and some are disease resistant
    Dimensions:
    Height: 20 ft. 0 in. - 35 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 20 ft. 0 in. - 30 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Multi-stemmed
    Open
    Spreading
    Vase
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    High
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Fruit Length:
    > 3 inches
    Fruit Description:
    5 to 7 in. gray-brown seed pods
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Fragrant, light to deep pink, thread-like flowers in summer; Fragrant, light to deep pink, thread-like flowers in summer
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    20 in. alternate, bipinnately compound leaf; late to leaf out; no fall color
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Design Feature:
    Flowering Tree
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Wind
    Problems:
    Invasive Species
    Weedy