Growing Zones: 6-10 outdoors(hardy down to 0℉) 6-10 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 20-25 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 10-20 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Albizia julibrissin Durazz
- Does Not Ship To:
- AZ, FL
The Hummingbird's Favorite Tree
Beauty in bloom takes center stage on this opulent, small-to-medium ornamental. For starters, it attracts hummingbirds like no other tree we've ever seen, making it ideal for placing anywhere in your garden.
Plus, Mimosa Trees rapidly grow to about 20 to 25 feet in height. No-nonsense care merges with undeniable good looks for the total package.
And though they have a tropical look, they're very hardy and adapt to almost any soil type. They are drought tolerant and can be planted in full sun or partial shade, so they define effortless elegance.
Best of all, their fragrant, hot pink blooms grow in clusters, adding an explosion of color and excitement to any spring setting. Juxtaposed against their gentle, light gray bark, an eye-catching contrast of color is the name of the game.
Although Mimosa Trees tend to have very little branching in the first few years, this isn't a concern - as your tree becomes more mature, branching will increase.
Easy-to-grow and elegant, the Mimosa Tree is in a league of its own, even tolerating drought conditions. Also known as the "Silk Tree" because of its stunning, shimmering flowers, this cultivar wows. Order your own today!
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What a great gift
We sent this tree to my sister for a house warming gift She said it looked good on delivery and is already getting new leafs
Broken on arrival
I ordered $525 worth of trees from Fast Growing trees ,,2 chocolate mimosas, 2 cold hardy mimosas and 2 granny Smith apple trees. Upon arrival, we immediately unpackaged them as we were prepared for planting. These 2 were separated from the root ball, appeared to be 'broken' I immediately emailed and called the company and have had no response yet! We went ahead and cautiously planted, hoping for the best. Four weeks now,, the chocolate mimosas and the apple trees look great with blooms popping out, but these two mimosas have nothing. Very disappointed as we spent a lot of money to get no response regarding the issue. Happy with the other 4 trees, not happy about the silence regarding my broken trees.
We are so sorry that you weren't able to get through to us! It doesn't look like the emails ever came through so one of our customer care reps is going to reach out to you privately and we'll work to get this resolved. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review!
Not worth the high price
Fast shipping but was expecting the Mimosa trees I ordered to have a good solid root ball. That wasn't the case. It came with few roots, I could have dug Mimosas out of my yard with better roots, but I chose to order some in hopes they would be more established. Hopefully since Mimosas are hardy they will survive. Also do not order the special tree fertilizer pack its just glorified peat moss. It's better if you go to local nursery to get trees and other gardening needs.
We are so sorry to hear that you're not completely satisfied with your Mimosa Tree! If you have any issues with the tree pushing out growth this spring, please let us know by the end of May and we'll be happy to help!
My little mimosa tree...
So I was worried that it was being shipped and the condition it would be in when it finally got here because the temptures had been so hot. When it arrived and I opened the box I liked how it had been shipped even though it was dry and all the leaves and branches fell off. I planted my stick and hoped for the best since the do guarantee them. Planted it just as stated to do so and have kept it water and with in a week it was blooming new leaves. It has now been 5 weeks and the little sucker has all sorts of new leaves and new branches growing and has acclimated nicely which makes me feel much better about it making it through the winter. The other shrubs I ordered are still struggling a little but are still doing well. I would reccomend!!!
Your packaging is wonderful. The tree is just a leggy baby but I know how quickly they grow. Thank you for our new tree.
Planting & Care
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 6-10. 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.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
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