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Cold Hardy Mimosa Tree

Albizia julibrissin "EH Wilson"

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Growing Zones: 5-10 outdoors
(hardy down to -10℉)

Growing Zones 5-10 outdoors
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

30-40 Ft.

Mature Width:

20-25 ft.


Full Sun, Partial Sun


15-20 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Albizia julibrissin "EH Wilson"

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Get months of blooms, even up north!

By being cold hardy to growing zone five the Cold Hardy Mimosa Tree can withstand freezing temperatures down to -10 degrees, making it the most cold hardy Mimosa variety available. This Mimosa will thrive under heavy layers of ice and snow with no trouble at all. 

The Cold Hardy Mimosa Tree brings an exotic look to neighborhoods all over the country, even up north with their lush green leaf pairs that pop against their smooth grey trunks for a beautiful display of contrasting colors. 

Then in the summer around mid June their canopies explode with hundreds of pink blossoms all over that last until September. The flowers have multiple long stamens giving mimosa trees their nickname, the ‘Silk Tree’. 

The vibrant blooms attract a variety of wildlife, including hummingbirds and butterflies, which are a delight to watch as they flutter around the landscape, gracefully floating from bloom to bloom. 

This tough Mimosa cultivar is also extremely drought tolerant and heat resistant, so it will grow in the hottest areas of the south, and continue to bloom during long, dry summer days. 

By growing 30 to 40 feet tall and 20 to 25 feet wide, the Cold Hardy Mimosa tree fits perfectly into any landscape, even those with limited space. Their large thick canopies provide relaxing shade to hang out in during summer days with blistering heat. 

Plant your Cold Hardy Mimosa tree today to receive up to four months of blooms on a tree that will survive in a variety of poor soils and different climate conditions. 

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Customer Reviews

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11 Reviews
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Very fast growing beautiful tree!
I would definitely recommend this tree to anyone looking for a hardy fast growing tree. We purchased 4 of them and 2 are doing great. 2 are struggling, but hanging in there. The 2 that are doing well are thriving and we are amazed at how much they've grown. They both have lots of foliage already and have grew multiple limbs. I think the other 2 may have had a tough start as I initially planted them by a ditch that separates our house from our property which thought was ideal because it stays damp, but I forgot that I had recently put some mosquito dunks in it to keep them down. So; my fault! Since transplanting them they've both gotten new growth on the tree, but we are still waiting for greenery! Overall very pleased with my purchases and would definitely recommend mims to anyone looking for a nice tree.
July 19, 2016
1 year ago
Hardy Mimosa
It was in great shape when it arrived and took to planting well. It took the deer a couple of days, but they began munching on the fresh buds so I had to protect the tree from them. Once it is established it should not be a problem seeing how the others around here do.
July 26, 2016
Conroe, TX
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
just a small limb delivered but growing great...
June 21, 2017
7 months ago
Looking Good After A Year
Again, (like the Weeping Williow I purchased) I was surprised at the itty bitty tree that I got in the mail. Was not sure if it would grow because it had just one set of leaves on it! One summer later and it has just taken off! Has several sets of leaves and the tree is looking healthy and strong. Can't wait for it to flower soon.
July 24, 2017
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Little Twiggy is very disappointing
Very disappointing. It more resembled a twig with some leaves as opposed to a tree. No side branches only a few leaves on the top. The trunk is barely 1/4" wide. Ad says 3-4' tall and ours was barely over 3'. It arrived half dead and wilted. its still alive due to careful watering.
Certainly, we did not feel that we got $60 worth, more like $30 worth due to its tiny size. We named him little twiggy
July 26, 2017
6 months ago
So far so good
The packaging was done very well, the tree survived it's long journey. It seems to have taken well, not much new growth yet but it's only been a month. I've been a bit protective over it, if I think we might get hail, I try and cover it. It reacts to light and dark, by closing it's leaves in the dark. Hoping it grows a thicker trunk to survive the winter.
June 28, 2017
7 months ago
A day is like a thousand years....
I don't need to worry about this tree growing too quickly. After 3 months, not much has changed although the leaves have darkened. It will take a year before I expect to see a major difference - if they survive winter in western New York.
July 28, 2017
7 months ago
Growing Zone:
two trees
i bought 2 sizes, 2-3 and 3-5. 2-3 was healthy and happy. 3-5 was broken at top and struggling. 3-5 is coming back, but way behind 2-3. Sad to pay $20 more for it.
July 25, 2017
7 months ago
Growing Zone:
Cold Hardy Mimosa
We planted 3 on a very windy slope, to mark our property line. They are thriving here for us in Zone 6. We have interspersed lavender around them for accent. We have Jack Rabbits that tend to eat everything, but they are leaving these trees alone. They are staked, and are growing healthy, and strong. We look forward to watching them bloom next Spring!
September 22, 2017
5 months ago
Growing Zone:
Not Sure
Not sure if I like or dislike. I followed the planting advice. Bought the fertilizer and the potting soil, the tree has been in the ground for over a month now, but no signs of growth.
August 1, 2017
6 months ago
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Planting & Care

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

Cold Hardy Mimosa Tree  Planting Diretions

The Cold Hardy Mimosa tree (Albizia julibrissin "EH Wilson") is a decorative, cold hardy, full sun loving tree that will bring you 3-4 months of beautiful delicate blooms. Also known as a “silk tree,” the mimosa is commonly grown in USDA growing zones 5-10. Once established, the tree can take cold snaps as low as -10 degrees! The tree is considered a rapid grower, maturing to heights of 30-40 feet tall and 20-25 feet wide so be sure to take into account the necessary space needed for the tree’s mature stature. The tree is quite adaptable to different soil types providing the drainage is good and is fairly drought tolerant. The delicate blooms will bring forth a wide array of nature such as hummingbirds, butterflies and bees for pollination.

Planting instructions:
1) Your location should have well draining soil and receive full sunlight.
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 rainfall will occur within a couple of days of applying the fertilizer. Excessive rain could wash away a lot of the slow-releasing fertilizer. Apply to the soil according to the package instructions. Slow-release is granular or pelletized and can 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.

*Tip: 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 soothes mouth soreness. Mimosa trees are very low maintenance, a delight for the senses and a beautiful addition for your landscape.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
I like he way it looks and want to see it bloom in my yard
William C on Oct 14, 2017
Cold hardiness for my zone 7
Reba H on Aug 8, 2017
I like he way it looks and want to see it bloom in my yard
William C on Oct 14, 2017
It's my favorite tree from when I was growing up.
Patricia O on Aug 10, 2017
Cold hardiness for my zone 7
Reba H on Aug 8, 2017
I was wanting something hardy but with a tropical look.
Philip S on Aug 5, 2017
Tina T on Jul 24, 2017
My mom mentioned something about this tree and I didn't think much about it. I took a walk thru my neighborhood last weekend and saw a tree that I fell in LOVE with!! You guessed it, come to find out the tree that I found was the tree that my mother had talked about. I typically dot go crazy over trees but I did over this one. Can't wait to get it!!!
Stacy S on Jul 19, 2017
diversity in our yard, along with the flowing buds, pink
Jewel H on Jul 18, 2017
for shade in the back yard
EMILY W on Jul 16, 2017
Beautiful flowers and very fast growing, hardy for indiana weather!
McKenzie C on Jul 12, 2017
It gives a tropical feel to our non tropical farm!
Michelle F on Jul 10, 2017
My mothers favorite and she asked that her kids plant one.
Tina S on Jul 9, 2017
they are beautiful and smell wonderful
august a on Jul 5, 2017
Family favorite and our new home needs one.
Deanne H on Jul 5, 2017
LOVE MIMOSAS ! I live in Jersey and it gets cold here - grew up with mimosas - my parents always had them.
Elena Marie K on Jun 22, 2017
It is beautiful and has unique flowers which also look to give lots of shade.
Vincent G on Jun 21, 2017
love the plant great character
DON V on Jun 21, 2017
Decorative and hardy nature
R Allen S on Jun 18, 2017
I chose this tree as a gift for my Mother's 72 birthday. She has always wanted a Mimosa tree.
Kimberly W on Jun 16, 2017
ANTHONY S on May 31, 2017
Y U on May 28, 2017
This is my favorite tree.
Angelique B on May 25, 2017
live in va..wanted something diff.
john s on May 23, 2017
I have my fingers crossed, I know at my altitude (7000 ft) I am taking a chance, but this is a beautiful tree. I love the way it looks, it's pink flowers, and it's canopy. I am planting it on the south side, and as long as I have time to wrap it if we get a flash freeze in September, it should tolerate winter.
Lori C on May 23, 2017
The city has some of these planted along the sidewalks here in Milwaukee - very nice trees and they've been here for years so I know they will grow just fine in Zone 5b
Phil L on May 22, 2017
Very beautiful tree's that I remembered from vacations as a child
Tom Y on May 17, 2017
My neighbor growing up had one in her yard and I always loved it's delicate smell and beautiful flowers. Can't wait to have one of my own!
Holly R on May 5, 2017
I really like the look or this tree and am excited about the cold hardy variety.
Sandra N on May 4, 2017
Memories from my Mothers house.. it will also provide some great color in the corner of my back yard
Jose A. T on May 2, 2017
Pretty flowers and my great grandmother had one of these in her yard when I was little.
Teresa M on Jul 3, 2016
Childhood memories. We had 2 huge Mimosa trees in our front yard when I was growing up.
Harvey S on Jun 28, 2016
It's my favorite tree from when I was growing up.
Patricia O on Aug 10, 2017
I was wanting something hardy but with a tropical look.
Philip S on Aug 5, 2017
Why does the Mimosa tree not ship to Florida ?
Barbara N on Jun 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Agricultural restrictions prohibits us from shipping it into your state.
Is it okay to plant this tree in an area with concrete and gas/sewer lines a few feet away?
Angela S on Jun 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would plant at least 25 feet away from gas/sewer lines.
Do all Mimosa trees bloom?
Connie G on Jun 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes they do.
Are these trees fast growing trees? How long does it take to get to be shade height?
Jan H on Jun 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They can grow 3+ feet per year. It could take 3-4 years.
I live in Las Vegas ,will it grow well thru every year with local typical heavy heat ?
George S on Jul 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 5-10. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
can it grow in northern Indiana ?
Harrison S on Apr 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It should, I am just south of Cleveland, Ohio and mine seems to be doing great!
We live in Mid Michigan, what's the best way to protect our mimosas tree this winter?
Cindy S on Oct 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: mine is only 3 feet tall -i put stakes around and wrap with burlap to block wind
We have a high water table so it's quite wet about 3 feet down. Will the mimosa tolerate this?
Cherry G on Aug 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: In my experience, Mimosa trees like to be evenly watered, but will not do well in soggy ground. If there is a high place in your yard where the water might drain sufficiently, that would probably be ok. I would recommend a weeping willow, which would LOVE such a spot! Hope this helps!
Will it grow near black walnut?
Dustin J on Jul 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, they are juglone tolerant and can be planted near a black walnut.
Would it be best to wait to fall to plant this tree?
Irene P on Jun 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You can plant at anytime. The key is making sure it gets enough water.
Poor soil or not? Is it a sturdy tree?
Irene P on Jun 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes it is a sturdy tree, and adaptable to various types of soil.

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