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Mimosa (Albizia julibrissin), potted tree, Organic

$10.00$28.50

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.  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.  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.
Potted tree, Certified Organically Grown

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  1. Question

    Rhonda

    how quickly do they grow? We live north of Las Vegas will they survive the heat and the drought?

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Hi Rhonda,
      Yes, these are drought and heat tolerant and some say will survive even in a Z 10, although we list it more conservatively at Z9. They are fast growing. Still, to get them established, you need to work them up in larger pots, and once they are transplanted out, you need to keep them watered for a couple of years until they become adequately established. Richo

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    • Rhonda

      Thank you. When will they be back in stock?

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Hi Rhonda, Sorry, no time soon. Richo

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    • Rhonda J Weir

      Is there a way to be notified when they are available

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Hi Rhonda, Spring 2019, The mimosa sold out and I won’t have any for a year or more. I’ll try to e-mail you at that time, but these are fairly common, you should be able to find another source. Richo

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    • Melissa

      Do you have any advice for planting this tree near a sidewalk? I’m wanting it to be the taller tree for a food hedge. Also, any thoughts on life span of the tree? I’m seeing 10-20 years. Thanks!

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hi Melissa,
      The mimosa tend to be flat-topped and lean like trees depicted on old chinese pottery. As such you might want to plant it back from the sidewalk somewhat, to give it some lateral leeway. I’ve had one on my property for 20 years. One of the main trunks did die off but i cut it away and the rest of the tree is growing strong. These have lightweight, weak wood. Richo

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