Mimosa Nursery in Orange County was founded in 1982. USDA Zone? Monrovia. Plus, its unusual, fragrant, thread-like flowers give the plant another common name: the silk tree. It can grow to about 40 feet tall and up to 60 feet wide. Pompom yellow mimosa flowers are produced on this evergreen tree against a backdrop of feathery foliage. Give dwarf powderpuff regular irrigation with time to dry out between waterings. The leaves also fold up if the plant is shaken or exposed to heat. This is our complete range of over 220 dwarf and small trees. Hundreds of bobbly yellow blooms smother the branches of the Mimosa tree in a lemon haze, almost hiding the stunning grey green filigree foliage that makes this tree a handsome year round feature in the garden. This often sets off a chain reaction where several stalks fall on top of each other. With the Cold Hardy Mimosa, you get gorgeous, full pink blooms that can withstand freezing temperatures down to -10 degrees, making it the hardiest Mimosa variety available. The Mimosa is a beautiful tree, and hardy, the only thing I know of that could be a problem is disease. Mimosa, a deciduous tree with fern-like leaves, is also called the silk tree, because it produces soft pink flowers that resemble strands of fine silk. Albizia julibrissin, the Persian silk tree or pink silk tree, is a species of tree in the family Fabaceae, native to southwestern and eastern Asia.. The Mimosa is a wonderful, drought tolerant shade tree for the center of a lawn or to block the hot afternoon sun coming into a south or southwest-facing window. The cheerful yellow blooms can create a feature within patio containers or at the back of garden borders, we recommend planting in an area where the beautiful fragrance of these flowers can really be enjoyed. A tree's size can be controlled through pruning. Cordon trees are trained into a narrow columnar form. Come out from the house 2 feet or more. For starters, it attracts hummingbirds like no other tree we've ever seen, making it ideal for placing anywhere in your garden. 1. View all 250+ varieties of small tree for compact gardens or patios. Commonly known as the mimosa tree or silk tree, Albizia julibrissin is an attractive yet invasive tree that is threatening Florida's landscape. layer of mulch will help to protect the tree and keep the soil moist. 1,676. 0199. Its tight needled foliage is beautiful and consistent all year long. The Hummingbird's Favorite Tree Why Mimosa Trees? Standard trees are produced by clearing much of the lower branches, producing a top heavy tree. This landscape staple withstands freezing temperatures down to -10 degrees, making it the hardiest Mimosa variety available, and it thrives under heavy layers of ice and snow. Silvery- grey foliage, flowers from December to March. Anyone who has a mimosa would be happy to share seed pods with you. When young it has a broad, umbrella-like form becoming in time, if untrimmed, a rounder shape, with its spread roughly equaling or exceeding its height. ... Nigerian dwarf goat likes this. This dwarf tree reaches for the stars with naturally conical, upright growth. The mimosa tree has a very tropical appearance with huge, fern-like leaves. Does anybody know if mimosa trees are poisonous to ND goats? Fertilize in spring, summer and autumn with a quality granular fertilizer. The flowers are also highly unusual, they occur in fluffy looking clusters and the flowers themselves have numerous yellow protruding stamens. MellonFriend Well-Known Member. The Mimosa Silk Tree is a small tree growing typically between 15 and 25 feet tall in gardens, but capable of growing to as much as 40 feet tall in the wild. 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