What Kind Of Tree Is This ? - Knowledgebase Question

Gaithersburg, MD
Question by kbushell
July 6, 2002
I found a tree that has branches that look fern like and it also has fragrant pink flowers ( looks like fireworks ) I live in Maryland. Can you help me out?

Answer from NGA
July 6, 2002


It sounds like you are describing a mimosa tree or silk tree, the Latin name is Albizia julibrissin. There is a photo of a branch in flower at

to be certain.

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