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Growing Zones: 6-10



Growing Zones 6-10
This plant is recommended for zones: 6-10
(green area above)

You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

20-25 ft.

Mature Width:

10-20 ft.

Sunlight:

Full Sun

Drought Tolerance:

Good

Botanical Name:

Albizia julibrissin Durazz

Does Not Ship To:

AZ, FL

The Hummingbird's Favorite Tree - And it could be yours too!

Commonly planted near back patios because they attract hummingbirds like no other tree we've ever seen.

Great where you need a small to medium sized ornamental.

Mimosa trees rapidly grow to about 20-25 ft. They have a tropical look, but are very hardy. They adapt to almost any soil type. They are drought tolerant and can be planted in full sun or partial shade.

Fragrant, hot pink blooms grow in clusters, adding an explosion of color and excitement to any spring setting.

The bark is a gentle light gray, giving you a beautiful contrast of color.

Mimosa Trees tend to have very little branching in the first few years. This is nothing to worry about, as your tree becomes more mature, branching will increase.

Easy to grow tree, even tolerates drought conditions. Also known as the "Silk Tree" because of its stunning, shimmering flowers.





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I have had Mimosa trees in my yard for thirty years, and they are the most beautiful and fragrant trees I have ever seen. Besides being so beautiful, the fragrance of the flowers in the mornings and evenings is wonderful. You will be amazed at all the Humming Birds and hundreds of Butterflies that come to the trees when the flowers bloom. I could not believe how many Butterflies are constantly fluttering in the tops of the tree. I have spent hours just watching them. Get this tree and you will love it for years as I have
December 31, 2012
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I love this tree. And I would have given it a 5 ***** Star, BUT.. The fact of planting them close to your home, espeically somewhere near where you may chill out or relax is NOT a good idea.. This tree attracts swarms of bees in blooming season. Also, it creates a syrup substance that makes a literal mess on patios and in my case a deck. And when its leaves fall, its a mess as well. Hard to rake up. I would definitely recommend this tree as a fast growing attractive tree, but not near where you enjoy spending time outdoors. Especially if you have children.
December 29, 2014
25922, WV
Growing Zone:
6
The mimosa tree we received spent 8 months in a temporary pot and was then planted outside. We live in New York state so we have very cold winters and spring doesnt always come early. As soon as we planted it outside the deer munched on it. The tree immediately started leafing and took off growing. I am very please with the hardiness of this tree. Looking forward to this growing season.
December 31, 2012
I planted a small mimosa tree at my dads house in Virginia. It was about 12 inches tall after planting. Within three years it had soared to about 10-12 feet tall and it bloomed just a few that year. But the next year it was covered in blooms and could be smelled by anyone within a block. My parents sold the house and the current owner had it cut down... Tells you how much he knew about trees.
December 31, 2012
My wife and I have a small home in a small town in the St.Louis Metro East area. A Mimosa tree just started growing on the side of our house where we already have quite a few shrubs, roses, evergreens and a wonderful Magnolia tree. Usually I pull any kind of evasive growth as soon as I see it start, but this one was different. I didn't know what it was but I sure liked the way it looked and the spot it choose to grow in needed something anyway. We had some friends over for a bar-b-q and my buddy, who is a landscaper, recognized it and said how lucky we were to have one growing in our yard. That was almost 3 years ago. This summer the Mimosa has really matured, and with the help of some strategic pruning through the years, it's really taken shape. This year the blooms are amazing. After learning more about the tree I couldn't be happier! Thanks God
December 31, 2012
I ordered my mimosa late spring/early summer and was very pleased with the plant when it arrived. It got planted right before a brutal heat-wave/drought in southern illinois. This little feller didn't do much growing but survived the conditions with bi-weekly waterings. However, as soon as the weather became more seasonable it went nuts! It is even producing blooms just a few months after being planted which I didn't expect from a 3-4 foot tree. I am very pleased with the quality of the stock recieved from fast-growing trees. Will definately recommend and order again from them
December 31, 2012
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over 4 years ago
It arrived healthy and looked as if it will do well. right now there are no leaves on it. I hope that is because it is winter and that it will continue to grow once Spring arrives.
December 31, 2012
Purchased
over 5 years ago
We planted the Mimosa tree in our large back yard for beauty. It has really grown ,about 5 feet, this first year. We are very happy with it
December 31, 2012
The mimosa tree was my grandmothers favorite tree growing up and I bought it in her memory for my new house. I can see why it was her favorite. Even as a young tree, your eyes are drawn to it...its playful and different from most in the neighborhood. Thank you for sending such a healthy and beautiful tree that is sure to bring me and my family much joy
December 31, 2012
I received two of these trees just before one of the deepest,heviest frost (freeze) in Texas in years. My landscaper planted them right away and I am amazed to see new leaf buds on the branches today. FGT is the best place to order ALL your plants
December 31, 2012

Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Mimosa Tree


Mimosa Tree Planting Diretions

Choosing a location: Mimosa trees are native to Asia and the Middle East and were originally introduced to the United States in 1785. Their beautiful fluffy, silky blooms range in color from white to shades of red and deep pink that attract hummingbirds and butterflies. The appearance of the delicate blooms (that typically begin to emerge in June) has given mimosas the nickname "silk tree." Mimosa trees are rapid growers that mature to 20-25 feet tall and 10-20 feet wide and are recommended for growing zones 6b-9b. They offer a stunning display of blooms, attract delightful wild life and require little to no care or pruning.

 

Planting instructions: Soil testing is always recommended when planting a new plant. However, mimosa trees are highly adaptable to many different environments (except for salty soils). 

1) Your location should have well draining soil and receive full sun-light.

2) Dig your hole twice as wide as the root ball and just as deep. This will allow the roots to spread through the loosened soil in the early stages. 

3) Mix in peat moss with the soil removed from the hole with ratio of one part peat moss to four parts soil.  Sphagnum peat moss will aid in the fertility and drainage of the soil. 

4) Insert the tree into the planting hole and gently spread the roots by combing them with your hands.

5) Gradually back-fill your hole with the amended soil and gently firm the soil down with a shovel. Make sure not to pile higher than the soil level, or crown, where the tree's roots meet the trunk.

6) Water your planting site deeply with a slow trickling hose. You'll want to water enough in order to saturate down to about an inch below the soil.

 

Watering: It's very important that you water your mimosa tree sparingly. The need for watering should only be during excessive dry spells. The peat moss soil mixture will assist with drainage since the tree will not do well with excess water. A steady flow of water from a hose for about 10-15 minutes once every two weeks should be enough. Anything more than that results in diseases related to over watering, like root rot. 

 

Fertilizing: When fertilizing your mimosa tree select an all-natural, organic, slow-release tree fertilizer. Fertilize in the early part of the spring growing season when it's not too hot or cold. Check your forecast to be sure no heavy rain fall will occur within a couple of days of applying the fertilizer. Too much rain could potentially wash away a lot of the slow-releasing fertilizer. Apply to the soil according to the package instructions. Typically slow-release is granular or pelletized and can simply be sprinkled around the planting site. Water will gradually soak the nutrients into the soil where your mimosa tree will absorb them over time. Other forms of slow-release fertilizers can be in the form of stakes that insert into the ground near the tree or in a liquid form that can be applied using a sprayer. Water after applying your fertilizer to prevent salt build up, which can burn the tree. 

 

Pruning: Your mimosa tree will not require very much attention but could benefit from some minor pruning in the fall season. Remove branches growing along the lower trunk area at a 45-degree angle with sterilized pruning shears just beyond the neck collar (where the limb connects to the trunk). Cutting the neck collar can damage the tree. Removing the lower limbs encourages more growth towards the top of the tree. A pole saw is useful for removing dead limbs, for pruning branches out of reach and for forming the shape of your mimosa's canopy. Thinner branches should be cut 3-5 inches from the end of the limb to promote thicker canopy growth. 

*Sterilize your tools after each cut to prevent contamination. Antibacterial soap and/or rubbing alcohol are perfect for cleaning your tools. 

Mimosa trees are not only known for their splendid feathery blooms but also for the enchanting smell the blooms produce. "Albizia Calm" is the extract derived from mimosa trees that is known to support mental calmness. A healing salve can also be made from the mimosa tree and it is primarily used in the treatment of skin irritation and burns. The leaves of your mimosa tree can also be collected and used as a tea that sooths mouth soreness. Mimosa trees are very low maintenance, a delight for the senses and a beautiful addition for your landscape. 


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It is a beautiful tree and attracts fun wild life. I wanted a tree that is different from the rest of the neighborhood.
Sheryl W on Apr 20, 2016
It is a beautiful, hardy tree.
Wendy P on Apr 8, 2016
It is a beautiful tree and attracts fun wild life. I wanted a tree that is different from the rest of the neighborhood.
Sheryl W on Apr 20, 2016
It's a beautiful tree
Cordelia H on Apr 14, 2016
It is a beautiful, hardy tree.
Wendy P on Apr 8, 2016
For several years, I admired a mimosa tree that my old neighbor had and I always wanted one, although I had no idea what kind of tree it was. When I saw the distinctive flowers on your website, I instantly recognized them and was thrilled to be able to identify the tree.
Amy H on Apr 1, 2016
It looks beautiful.
Kangyi J on Mar 30, 2016
Beautiful blooms,our family loves the hummingbirds we have on our property . Hoping this tree will help to ensure we keep them coming back.
Rich L on Mar 29, 2016
We had one in our yard when I was young.
Patricia O on Mar 28, 2016
I grew up with Mimosa Trees and loved their pink flowers.
Merry L on Mar 19, 2016
Beauty
Kelli G on Mar 16, 2016
It looks great in the park of this hot and drought-ridden city. I love hummingbirds and they will love my tree. Just hope it gets a quicker start on growth than I expect because I am already an old 66 tree myself.
Mark P on Mar 15, 2016
Beautiful trees
lucy r on Mar 12, 2016
Childhood memories, pretty
Robert B on Mar 9, 2016
Different, and attracts humming birds.
Amy F on Mar 9, 2016
Never have seen a tree like this and I love humming birds.
Thomas U on Mar 8, 2016
always wanted one
Francis L on Mar 5, 2016
mimosa trees are beautiful and we have a lot of hummingbirds in the spring and summer
Joseph R on Feb 28, 2016
My daughters love hummingbirds so I hope to attract them with this particular tree.
Josh T on Feb 25, 2016
Always loved this tree, adding to existing flower garden
DONNA S on Feb 23, 2016
We have many hummingbirds in our area, so I thought they would like it. I'll get to enjoy watching them on this beautiful tree!
Stephanie M on Feb 23, 2016
Who doesn't love a mimosa, I mean mimosa tree?! The "silk tree" is a beautiful specimen for any landscape!
Jason S on Jan 29, 2016
Hummingbirds and fragrance. We are planting it between 4 tea olive bushed.
william S on Dec 23, 2015
Hummingbirds and color
Cheryl and Tom B on Dec 15, 2015
Great trees. Perfect for every yard!
Erin A on Dec 14, 2015
I chose this tree that is beautiful and has healing properties as well.
Natacha T on Dec 10, 2015
I like those Trees because the attract Humming Birds, Love those Birds and my Mom and Dad do to. and wanted the trees for my Parents for Christmas but I know they won't come till the Spring and I need a Card to give them to let them know that they are getting them and I thought it would be free Shipping you charged me 51.00 to ship. I ordered over 125.00 worth
Ariene W on Nov 14, 2015
I had couple of this mimosa tree and they were beautiful and very fast growing. My neighbor has one and its beautiful.
Mimosa is doing very well in Nevada. I love this tree.
Kim F on Oct 25, 2015
We are expecting this tree to attract hummingbirds. Plus my wife's grandmother had one and she loved it.
James C on Oct 11, 2015
I grew up in Texas with Mimosa trees in our yard. I've always loved the shape and the flowers.
I'm hoping it will do well in Oklahoma.
Jerry B on Oct 2, 2015
I love the way this tree looks. I've been wanting one for a long time. My mother-in-law had one and it is beautiful. So I finally found out where to get them. Thank you Fast Growing Trees
Barbara J N on Sep 28, 2015
We had a beautiful mimosa tree in our yard when I was growing up. Mimosas just give that good home feeling.
Diane H on Sep 19, 2015
met all my criteria for landscape and shade tree
antonia r on Sep 4, 2015
I have always loved the beauty of a Mimosa tree. It reminds me of my childhood years.
Cindy K on Sep 2, 2015
Always enjoyed the Mimosa tree. Have had for a year now and it is growing and beautiful.
nancy n on Sep 2, 2015
Just stunning and easy to grow and maintain.
Barbara W on Aug 21, 2015
Have loved the looks of this tree and now have a place to plant one.
Patricia J on Aug 20, 2015
It's a beautiful tree
Cordelia H on Apr 14, 2016
For several years, I admired a mimosa tree that my old neighbor had and I always wanted one, although I had no idea what kind of tree it was. When I saw the distinctive flowers on your website, I instantly recognized them and was thrilled to be able to identify the tree.
Amy H on Apr 1, 2016
Our Mimosa Tree is about 5 years old we had a very hard winter here in West Virginia and the tree is coming out late and not all branches are getting leaves and alot of the leaves are on the trunk of the tree starting at the ground. Should I cut off "ALL" the big limbs and branchs that does not have leaves or wait? Should I cut some of them off the trunk of the tree?
Lisa G on Jun 21, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Take a coin or your fingernail and gently scratch the bark on the branches. If the color underneath isn't a light color ranging from green to light tan remove the branch. This means it will not recover. If the branch shows a light color under the bark give it more time to recover.
Our mimosa tree is several years old and just spectacular with greenery; however, it has never had flowers. Any thoughts as to why it has not bloomed?
Mary W on Jun 13, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Your Mimosa Tree could not be blooming for many reasons. Maybe it isn't getting enough sun or nutrients. Maybe it needs to be pruned. Follow the care instructions on the link below and hopefully you'll have blooms next season.

http://www.plantingdirections.com/flowering-tree-planting-directions/
Is a mimosa tree deer proof?
Anna M on Mar 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Mimosa tree is deer resistant. Please keep in mind that if they get hungry enough they will eat anything.
Does the mimosa have roots that spread horizontally? I want to plant next to a fence.
DeAnne C on May 31, 2014
BEST ANSWER: We planted ours in an enclosed flower bed with flagstones around it . The tree is towards the corner of that flower bed and so far we have had no problems. Mimosas are truly fast growing trees. The hard winter in MO gave us a few dead limbs, but what is alive is coming out beautifully.
do all mimosa make flowers? is there a male or female tree?
A shopper on Jun 17, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I planted one last year and it flowered a little this year even after the hard freeze we had this past winter. It probably depends on whether or not the tree is young, what the climate is, if it is a certain variation. I would look online to see if there are male/ female trees or ask an arborist.
I have a newly planted young mimosa tree that has yellowing leaves and the leaves stay closed. Any idea what is going on?
Susan C on Jun 17, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Not sure where you live, but my mimosa tree is only about 1 yr. old & still struggling in Illinois. Usually yellow leaves indicate over watering. I believe the ones closed up will eventually open up. I thought mine was dead from the harsh,severe winter, but appears to be alive. I think it takes a few years to really get it established unless you live in the south.
when is the best time to plant a mimosa tree?
A shopper on Jun 19, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Early fall or early spring.
does this tree have any fragrance??
Peggy M on Aug 15, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Mimosa do smell delicious, described a little bit floral, with maybe a dash of a soapy scent on one end and a fresh cucumber on the other.
when is the best time to plant mimosa saplings in the ground?
Debbie on Aug 7, 2014
BEST ANSWER: You can plant the Mimosa trees in the fall before a hard freeze, or early spring after your last frost.
I live in Albany county in NY, when I was a kid and lived on Long Island NY, this was my favorite tree. Can it survive in my climate would love to have this on my property I know it says area 6 and I live in area 5 would I be just setting myself up for failure?
Veronica R on Jun 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Mimosa Trees are only known to be hardy up to zone 6. That does not necessarily mean the tree could not survive there but the winters may be to harsh.
How old mimosa are before it will bloom?
A shopper on Oct 5, 2014
BEST ANSWER: My Mimosa bloomed after 6 months. I planted the "stick" in late-October and it bloomed minimally the following spring. It blooms exponentially each year...
Is the memosa tree evergreen?
A shopper on Jun 28, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No, we have one in our backyard and it typically starts growing all the green leaves in early spring and will flower several times around June-August. In the fall the branches are bare with no green of any kind.
does it take several years to get wider, fuller looking branches. mine is just growing to the sky, long and skinny?
A shopper on Aug 23, 2014
BEST ANSWER: We've only had ours for a little over 2 months but it has grown at least an inch and seems to be filling out a little.
I have a Mimosa tree that hasn't gotten any of it's leaves, It has mulch around . I've been told it has to be really warm for them to get their leaves. It is 3 years old . When should I expect leaves.?
Holly on Jun 4, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I have had a mimosa here in Colorado now for two year. It is a late starter even in this dry, arid climate at 7000+ feet. Usually see growth begin in late May. As I have just returned from a long vacation and noticed there is just now leaf and branches beginning. We did have a longer than normal winter this year. Our normal summer temps are approx high 70s to mid 90s. I have a larger mimosa growing in North Carolina where the hot temp is much more humid. They do abundantly well there. As for the mulch, keep the base of the tree clear to about 4 inches and have a depth of about 2 inches, water well once every three days and a misting on the tree randomly through the week helps also. In the dryer climate they tend to grow slower than in the more humid climate.
are the roots invasive?
Kathy on Jun 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No the root system is not invasive.
can it tolerate soil with poor drainage?
Dolores M on Apr 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It can pretty much tolerate any kind of conditions!
when should you prune a mimosa tree?
cindy on Oct 10, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Light pruning on Mimosa trees is safe any time of year, they are not particular about when they are pruned. If you choose to heavily cut back branches, the safest time in during the dormant season.
My mimosa tree has what looks like a type of insect that feeds on it. What could that be?
A shopper on Jul 28, 2014
BEST ANSWER: That is really hard to answer without being able to see it. It could be many things, spider mites, carpenter worms, webworms. Which these all can be treated by applying insecticides, neem oil, insecticidal soaps. After treating it is wise to clean and remove the dead leaf debris.
do they grow very much in the first yr from a sapling?
diann on Aug 18, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Mine is a little over a year old. It started as a 4 feet tall sapling, and is now about 5.5 feet tall.
Can I plant successfully in June?
Chuck P on Jun 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes. I don't know where you live but these trees do grow rapidly. During the winter, wrap the trunk, especially the bottom, in bubble wrap. This will prevent the thin trunk from freezing. Even in south-central Texas, I had a problem with that the first year. My trunks froze. However, the trees did come back from the roots.
Is it invasive?
Teresa H on May 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi Teresa,
In my opinion and experience NO! Depends on where you live. In the south, the seed pods can easily start new trees. The tree itself is not invasive; but when mature it puts out a lot of seeds in seed pods. In the north the tree is slow growing and the seeds/pods are hard to get to germinate. I have had mimosa trees in Louisiana, Florida, and, Upstate New York! Rod
Will this tree survive in nampa idaho?
Richard S on Apr 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 6-10. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/USDA-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Map.htm
Is the Mimosa tree toxic to horses?
Sandi F on Aug 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Please contact us directly at 1-888-504-2001, so we can get some additional information from you to make recommendations. Thank you for contacting us!
What fertilizer do I use for a Mimosa Tree?
A shopper on Aug 23, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Don't plant exotic invasives. Can't believe these are for sale, might as well plant privet!
I have a LOT OF CLAY in my backyard. Will it grow?
Lizzi on Jun 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: If you amend the soil in the immediate area, like a 2 foot radius it will do well. We planted ours in Texas clay and it did really well, even after two transplants.
Will it grow in Michigans Upper Penninsula where it's below zero and we have snow during the winter? Thank you
Strike on Jun 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We live in Central Ohio and it gets really cold here as well, plus we live on top of a hill where the wind blows fiercely! Our trees are doing great but the biggest threat is the deer. They can wipe them out in one day. I strongly recommend caging the trees.
Is it invasive?
Teresa H on May 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No. While mature trees do produce an abundance of seed pods, they are not easily sprouted, at least not in NM.
My mimosa was planted in Aug. When should I see the beginning of buds.?? I'm in WV
Marion R on Apr 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Not sure in WV, however I also planted mine in Aug (in NM) and did not see growth until the following spring. I actually wrote to customer service, who said to check that the tree was alive (scrape a tiny bit of bark from the trunk - if it's green underneath, it's alive). If so, wait a year. This is the second spring for my tree, and it's growing just fine now.

On the other hand, if you're asking about 'buds' as in flowers, then it needs to be at least ten feet tall. Mine - after two full years of growth - is about four feet tall.
Does this tree drop its leaves in the fall or winter?
Dee Dee C on Oct 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We are in New Mexico and I can't recall when the leaves fell last year but so far this year they still remain.
Can I plant this tree five feet from my driveway? Will the root system cause any problems?
Maureen D on Sep 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Mimosas have very extensive root systems and send up 'shoots' wherever they can (read: all over). They grow throughout Albuquerque, and I have never seen concrete or foundation damage because of them, but I've heard it happens (more in places other than the high desert). I - and many of my neighbors - have them growing alongside sidewalks and driveways without a problem, but you never know.

And just as an aside ... keep the sprouts pulled up so they don't take over!

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