Mimosa (Albizia julibrissin), packet of 20 seeds

$3.95

Family: Legume (Fabaceae)
Hardy to Zones 6 to 9
(Silk Tree, Persian Silk Tree, Collective Happiness Bark, He-huan-pin)  Native to Asia and especially the Himalayas, the silk tree is soft and comely on the landscape with the characteristic flattened branches and long-lasting, frilly, oversize flowers.  Attracts night-pollinating hawk moths.    Traditional usage: sedative and tonic, antidepressant, intestinal worms, subcutaneous lesions.  The wood is dense and strong.  Plant prefers sun and moist but well-drained soil, but will withstand drought and high winds and is quite resilient.  Nick seed and drop in just-boiled water and allow to soak overnight.  Plant about 1/2 inch deep and keep in bright light and warm conditions with even moisture.  Germination takes about 1 week.  Seedlings should be pricked into gallon pots and grown out for a year before transplanting to landscape.  The tree also is quite comely if left in a pot, but in that case the tree should be moved to a larger pot after the first year.  In large pots, these are elegant.
20 Seeds/pkt, Open-pollinated, Not treated, not genetically modified

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  1. Question

    Emily

    Can this be brought indoors? I’m in zone 5.

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    • Richo Cech

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      Hi Emily, Mimosa isn’t hardy to Z5, it might make sense to keep it potted and provide winter protection. My experience with plants in the cold greenhouse is that they lose their leaves and overwinter well in their dormancy.
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    • Gary Douglass

      There are Korean varieties (such as “E.H. Wilson”), said to be hardy to zone 5. Richo, is that something you will be offering?

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      Richo Cech

      Hi Gary, thanks for asking, i hope you can find this somewhere. we don’t go for the varietals because we’re not sure the medicine will be the same. richo

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    • Shivani

      What color are the flowers on this plant? I I am not mistaken, I think I have seen at least two different colors of this plant in my area. Thank you .

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      Richo Cech

      pink

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    • Tiffiny

      Hello! Is this the same as Mimosa Pudica?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hi tiffany, actually not even close. this is a medium sized tree, perhaps more accurately called a “silk tree” but we can’t buck the general trend in the USA to call these “mimosa.” It is our best chance at communicating. richo

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