Albizia julibrissin
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Albizia julibrissin

silk tree

  family leguminosae 
  genus albizia 

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Genus  Albizia Species  julibrissin Variety  Cultivar  Common names  silk tree   mimosa Family  LEGUMINOSAE Specimen number  S10240 Data source  CrscntBlm;Frgnt p321
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Deciduous Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  20' Overall spread  12' - 20'
Sunshine  Full sun Water  Moist, well drained Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  USDA zones 06a-09b AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  15 gallon Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Albizia julibrissin has strong perfume scented flowers. Silk tree (also known as mimosa) can survive cold winters where the average annual low is -10� Fahrenheit. This plant does best in full sun. It prefers moist, well drained soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities  numerous seedlings
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  very fragrant Fragrance parts  Flowers Fragrance intensity  Strong Fragrance category  Perfume Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Albizia julibrissin is a native plant in the natural environment.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Albizia julibrissin is deciduous in nature. The blossoms are typically of a pink color, with an accent in yellow.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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