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Black Mimosa
Albizia julibrissin

Black Silk Tree, Summer Chocolate, Charlotte Black, Black Mimosa, Dark Mimosa, Mimosa Nigra, Black Powder - puff Tree
Description: Medium sized ornamental with short trunk or several trunks and a very broad, flattened crown of spreading branches, glorious black leaves, and with showy pink flower clusters.
Height: 30 foot (9 meters) or greater.
Diameter: 8 inch (20 centimeters).
Leaves: Very dark gray to black bipinnately compound; 6 - 15 inch (15 - 38 centimeters) long; fernlike; with 5 - 12 pairs of side axes covered with fine hairs. Each axis has 15 - 30 pairs of oblong black leaflets, 3/8 - 5/8 inch (10 - 15 millimeters) long. Coloration develops in the second or third season. (Stress may delay or totally inhibit coloration of foliage.)
Bark: Blackish or gray; nearly smooth.
Twigs: Brown or gray; often angled.
Flowers: More than 1 inch (2.5 centimeters) long; with long threadlike pink stamens whitish toward base; crowded in long - stalked ball - like clusters 1 1/2 - 2 inch (4 - 5 centimeters) wide; grouped at ends of twigs; throughout summer.
Fruit: 5 - 8 inch (13 - 29 centimeters) long; flat pointed oblong pod; yellow - brown; maturing in summer, remaining closed; several beanlike flattened shiny brown seeds.
Habitat: Open areas including wasteland and dry gravelly soils. 50 foot. medium tree; crown umbrella - like; trunk short. Pods 8 inch, linear - oblong, flat, yellowish green.
Range: Native from Iran to China; naturalized from Southern Maine to S. Florida, west to w. Texas; north to Minnesota, to 4000 foot (1220 meters).
Light: Best in full sun; tolerates partial shade.
Moisture: Drought tolerant.
Soil: Thrives in a wide range of soil conditions, including alkaline soils.
Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 - 9. Withstands total neglect, as evidenced by its naturalization throughout the Southeastern U.S. from Washington D.C. to Florida.
Propagation: Seed, cuttings. Best results are with seeds directly sown into proper medium.
Discussion: The hardiest tree of its genus, the Black Silktree has an unusually long flowering period. Often called Nigra Mimosa-tree because the flowers are similar to those of the related herbaceous sensitive - plants (genus Mimosa). Silktree leaflets fold up at night; those of sensitive - plants fold up when touched. The Black Mimosa has stunningly beautiful leaves that accent the pink flowers to give a spectacular color combination. This sub - species is not as invasive as the regular Mimosa, and will not run wild as its cousin does. A very simple tree to work with, and one that will bring years of beauty and conversation to any landscape.

Kingdom: Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision: Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division: Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass: Rosidae –
Order: Fabales –
Family: Fabaceae – Pea family
Genus: Albizia Durazz. – albizia
Species: Albizia julibrissin Durazz. – silktree

Planting in locations of limited sunlight, poor soil, or in locations that will stress plant will reduce coloration of leaves. Low sunlight, poor soil, and excess water will cause greening of leaves.

 

  • Model: MIMOSA-BLK
  • Shipping Weight: 0.2lbs
  • 889 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: 4FH - Organic & Naturals

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