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Albizia julibrissin

Albizia julibrissin

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Albizia julibrissin, commonly known as the Mimosa tree or Persian silk tree, is a small to medium-sized deciduous tree that is admired for its unique fern-like foliage and beautiful, fluffy pink or white flowers. Native to Asia and the Middle East, this tree has found its way into gardens and landscapes around the world.

Albizia julibrissin is a fast-growing tree that typically reaches heights of 20 to 40 feet (6 to 12 meters), with a similar spread. It is known for its striking bipinnate leaves, which resemble the shape of a fern frond. These leaves are finely divided into numerous small leaflets, giving the tree a delicate and airy appearance. In the summer, the Mimosa tree produces showy, fragrant, globe-like clusters of flowers that can be pink or white, depending on the cultivar. These blossoms are particularly attractive to pollinators like bees and butterflies. After flowering, it produces flat, elongated seed pods.

Cultivation:

  1. Location: Plant the Mimosa tree in a sunny location where it can receive at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight per day. It can tolerate partial shade, but full sun encourages better flowering.

  2. Soil: Albizia julibrissin prefers well-draining soil that is moderately fertile. It can tolerate a variety of soil types, including sandy or loamy soils.

  3. Watering: Provide regular watering to keep the soil consistently moist, especially during the tree's establishment period. Once established, it becomes somewhat drought-tolerant but benefits from occasional deep watering during dry spells.

  4. Pruning: Prune as needed to shape the tree or remove dead or damaged branches. Avoid heavy pruning, as it can stress the tree.

  5. Fertilization: In nutrient-poor soils, you can apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in the spring to promote healthy growth. However, established Mimosa trees often thrive without frequent fertilization.

  6. Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch around the base of the tree to conserve soil moisture, suppress weeds, and regulate soil temperature. Avoid piling mulch against the trunk.

  7. Pests and Diseases: Albizia julibrissin is generally resistant to many pests and diseases. However, it can occasionally be susceptible to mimosa wilt, a fungal disease. Proper watering and good air circulation can help prevent this condition.

  8. Seed Pods: Be aware that the Mimosa tree can produce seed pods, which can be somewhat invasive. Regularly remove and dispose of the pods to prevent self-seeding.

Albizia julibrissin is valued for its attractive foliage and eye-catching flowers, making it a popular choice for gardens and landscapes. With the right care and attention, this tree can thrive, adding a touch of exotic beauty to your outdoor space.

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that picture 1 show flower of an adult plant not for sale, the offer is for a plant in the dimension indicated in title description.

Please be aware that most plants change across seasons. For example, some of them will naturally lose leaves or change in colour during colder months. Do not hesitate to contact us for further informations about the plants of your interest.

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