Mimosa

Albizia julibrissin

Native to Asia and grown in the United States for its attractive flowers, this deciduous tree grows 5-12 m tall with a broad crown. Flowers consist of dense clusters of stamens 2-3 cm long that resemble white or pink silky threads. These sweetly scented flowers attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.
Habitat:
Full sun to partial shade, present along roadsides and in any disturbed habitat.
Growth Habit:
Deciduous, small to medium-sized tree up to 12 m, with fast growth rate.
Bloom Time:
Spring-summer.
Longevity:
10-20 years.
Presence in US:
AL AR AZ CA DE DC FL GA IL IN KY LA MD MA MS MO NC NJ NM NY OH OK PA SC TN TX UT VA WV