Mimosa Tree

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Flowering Mimosa Tree

  • Tropical Pink Blooms
  • Fern-Like Foliage
  • Fast Growing
  • Drought & Heat Tolerant
  • Easy Care
  • Smaller Shade Tree

You may have enjoyed delicious champagne and orange juice Mimosa cocktails at brunch, but the Mimosa tree (Albizia julibrissin) is an elegant tree for your landscape! Also known as the Persian Silk Tree because of its beautiful, light to deep pink flower clusters with their unusual thread-like petals. The flower seems to be as light as silk.

Originally from China, Southwestern and Eastern Asia, these flowering trees were introduced to the United States because of its eye-catching good looks. It features an unusual, tropical, and exotic-looking flair. It simply adores heat and humidity and tolerates drought very well.

If you are looking for a fast-growing deciduous shade tree, it's hard to beat this choice. Mimosa trees are vase-shaped, flat-topped, fine-textured ornamental tree that puts on quite a show.

The bark is generally smooth and gray. The fancy, ornate foliage is similar to a fern. The delicate flower clusters grow on top of the foliage. They look like lush pink clouds of cotton candy for a good part of the summer.

The curious pea-like seed pods turn from green to brown and rustle in the breeze. There is just something special about this memorable tree. The kids will think Dr. Suess created these Mimosa flowers!

How to Use Mimosa Trees in Your Landscape

The lacy, graceful Mimosa is quite versatile. Mimosas work well in less formal situations and in groups out away from pools and patios, where they can be allowed to take on their natural form. Site this tree wisely in the right setting, and you'll absolutely love it.

Use this tree to create a gorgeous garden wall or backdrop at the back edge of your lot. As a legume, it will fix nitrogen in your soil. As an added bonus, the beautiful flowers produce a sweet nectar that attracts butterflies, hummingbirds, and pollinators to your yard.

The dappled shade value of the Mimosa can not be understated. It features a wide-spreading canopy, that is liberally adorned with flowers that appear to float on top of the leaves for most of the season.

The Mimosa is a wonderful, fast-growing tree that’s a fantastic drought tolerant shade tree for the center of your garden, or to block the hot afternoon sun coming into a south or southwest-facing window. 

#ProPlantTips for Care

These are hardy trees in USDA hardiness zones 6 through 10. They love the heat and tolerate dry soil types beautifully! Plant them in full sun in fast-draining soil. To help insulate the root system and hold in moisture more evenly, provide a 3-4 inch layer of mulch over the soil surface.

This hardy, memorable tree grows too well in certain regions in the United States. Nature Hills uses a software system called Plant Sentry™ to follow all local, state and federal regulations for plant materials. We always protect our customer's communities. We'll let you know if it's regulated in your area.

Despite the fast growth rate, Mimosa does not require much pruning when selected for areas that can allow it to grow to full size. These can be large trees and grow to 20-35 feet in height. Study the Plant Highlights to understand the space requirement. Understand that the canopy of the Mimosa gets just as wide as the tree grows.

It's well suited to hot, dry, low water situations where other trees would struggle. It's also adapted to colder climates with high summer humidity. It also has the ability to grow in alkaline soil, but will grow best with regular watering in that soil type.

Ensure new trees are consistently watered to ensure they are established. For a gorgeous, fast-growing ornamental shade tree, you can't go wrong with the Mimosa Tree. Buy Mimosa trees for your landscape today!

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Grow a Mimosa Tree

Mimosa trees love full sun and, once established, are low water usage plants. Prune in early spring to remove broken branches and open the canopy. 

Is a Mimosa tree a good tree? What are Mimosa trees good for?

Fast-growing, shade producing and colorful all growing season. Mimosa trees have gorgeous pink powderpuff blossoms and tropical bipinnately compound and odd-pinnately compound foliage that gives these trees fine-textured fern-like leaves that are easy to clean up. These are incredible flowering ornamental trees for a wide range of growing zones and lend a tropical, Mediterranean look to your landscape.

Why are Mimosa trees a problem? Why is the Mimosa tree considered invasive?

In some climates, Mimosa tree seeds can become an invasive nuisance. The seed pods can spread seedling trees and choke out native trees because of their fast growth. Plant Sentry™ helps NatureHills.com remain in compliance with agricultural law to protect you and your environment from any plants bought at NatureHills.com and shipped to your home, preventing serious pests, diseases or invasive plants from spreading in areas where these trees may do too well. 

What shipping options do you offer?

NatureHills.com works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and won’ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Mimosa Tree for sale here at NatureHills.com!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

About Plant Sentry™

Plant Sentry is designed to protect both consumers and the nursery trade from invasive plant pests and diseases. Sites that display the Plant Sentry protection badge are protected from consumers buying and nurseries shipping material carrying invasive pests and diseases.

This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.

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Plant Sentry


To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Mimosa Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-10
Growing Zones 6-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Albizia julibrissin 'Rosea'
Mature Height 20 - 35 feet
Mature Spread 25 - 30 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Green
Foliage Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes