Silk tree (Albizia julibrissin): This can eventually be a tree 40 feet
high with a branch spread of 80 feet. This is a tropical or (at best) a
subtropical, damaged by frosts.
It might instead be a plume albizia (A. distachya), which is even more
tropical. This one grows to about 20 feet.
David E. Ross
Climate: California Mediterranean, see
The one I had survived Long Island, NY winters quite well. They don't
make good shade trees, at least not to sit under, the aroma from those
pom pom like flowers are excellent stinging insect bait. Some folks
like mimosa trees but I consider it a noxious weed.
Everything about it, it's fern-like leaves (the leaves close/contract
when touched), and especially those pink fluffy flowers prove it's a
mimosa tree... attractive but can be messy/invasive. Many years ago I
had a mature one growing in my front yard... I do not recommend this
tree... I were you I'd immediately pluck it.
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