|Persian Silk Tree|
|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun to Partial Shade
|Minimum cold hardiness:||Zone 6a -23.3 °C (-10 °F) to -20.6 °C (-5 °F)
|Plant Height:||15-40 feet|
Late summer or early fall
|Dynamic Accumulator:||Nitrogen fixer
|Containers:||Not suitable for containers
|Miscellaneous:||Tolerates poor soil
Let's take a trip this week to Oregon and visit the lovely gardens created by Lynn Smith and her husband, Cliff. It's always fun to step out of our own climate to see what grows well in another, and sometimes it's even more fun to see what our climates have in common. You are going to love what you see!
|Posted by valleylynn (Dallas, OR - Zone 8b) on Oct 1, 2011 8:47 AM
This tree tends to be an invasive species in the Eastern half of the United States, but not in the Pacific Coast states, where it is used widely with no invasive tendencies.
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|Posted by Kathy547 ( Arkansas - Zone 8b) on Dec 20, 2015 9:34 AM
Mimosa trees are common in the South, especially around old home sites. In fact, many Southerners consider these to be weed-type trees because they tend to reseed easily. A lot of them will have trunks that branch close to the ground, making them good climbing trees for kids. It can be a bit messy when the flowers fall to the ground.
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|Posted by RadlyRootbound (East-Central Mississippi - Zone 8a) on Feb 21, 2019 9:40 AM
There is a strain of Mimosa trees that is dominant in the Birmingham, Alabama area and has white flowers instead of pink. In fact, when going through that region, I don't recall seeing any Mimosas with pink blooms, just white ones, and they grow wild everywhere.
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|valleylynn||On July 15, 2014||Bloomed|
|dragonfetti||On November 24, 2014||Transplanted
Transplanted from sidewalk gardens to north cactus garden.
|dragonfetti||On March 1, 2014||Plant emerged
Have several volunteer trees.
|AndreA33||On November 9, 2017||Transplanted
Récupéré à Marcenais
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