silk tree flowers

Silk Tree

The mimosa or silk tree, umbrella mimosa (Albizia julibrissin), is a tough deciduous tree that grows quickly and has and a flat, umbrellalike canopy made up of ferny leaves and fluffy pink blooms that later turn into flat seed pods.


I had one in my front yard but got tired with the yard maintenance of dropped flowers, dropped seed pods, and dropped leaves. So we chopped off the

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