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Common Name: Persian Silk Tree

Other Name: Mimosa

Species Name: Albizia julibrissin Durazzini

Family Name: Fabaceae

Plant Type: Trees



Plant Facts  
Origin Asia
Duration Perennial
Distribution in Oklahoma Scattered Throughout
Sun Preference Somewhat shade intolerant
Susceptibility Fusarium Wilt



ID Characteristics

  • Field Identification Characteristics

    Escaped non-native ornamental now naturalized

  • Leaf and Stem Characteristics
    • Plant Height: 8-inch diameter, 30-foot height
    • Leaves: Decidious Broadleaf
    • Leaf Type: Bipinnately Compound
    • Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
    • Leaf Shape: Fern-like or feathery
    • Stipules: Yes
  • Floral Characteristics
    • Petals: Fragrant pompom-like clusters of silky threads
    • Flower Color: Pink
    • Flower Timing: Continuous through summer
    • Fruit Type: Oblong pod encapsulating bean-like seeds



Habitat Clearings, wooded margins, along roads
Soil Type Varies
USDA Cold Hardiness Zone 6 to 8
Successional Stage Early to mid



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