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  • For better results, orders placed during the summer will be delivered in the fall
  • For better results, orders placed during the summer will be delivered in the fall

Hardy mimosa 'Albizia Julibrissin E-H Wilson'

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The hardiest specimen of Mimosa. Selected over several years. Ideal for growing in pots like certain trees that are very limited or not suitable for Quebec.

Cultivation in open ground: for zone 5b very protected from winds and with good snow cover but more zone 6a-6b

The Albizia, Silk tree, Acacia of Constantinople or Mimosa of Constantinople (Albizia julibrissin), is a deciduous tree of the Fabaceae family. It is native to East and South Asia, but has been spread by humans to almost every continent. Appreciated for its ornamental qualities, this albizia has a very decorative flowering in the form of pink pompoms and its cut foliage as well as its spreading habit allow it to provide light shade. But its ability to naturalize easily, coupled with intensive reproduction in both a sexual and asexual mode.

Short story

E.H. Wilson Mimosa is a true survival story. Ernest Henry Wilson, also known as Ernest Henry “Chinese” Wilson, is responsible for introducing thousands of Asian plant species to the West. In the early 1900s he became a collector for Arnold Arboretum in Boston, Massachusetts. During a visit to Korea in 1918, he collected seeds from a mimosa tree grown in the courtyard of his hotel. Only a few seeds were collected and brought back to Boston. Four years later, the seedlings were planted in the Arboretum, but after the first winter, all but one died. This little champion was called E.H. Wilson Mimosa and thanks to the efforts of E.H. Wilson and the Arnold Arboretum, we now have a beautiful tropical tree capable of withstanding the winters of New England and southern Ontario.

Hardiness Zones

  • 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a

Light

  • Full-sun

IMPORTANT: We do not deliver trees 7' and over! (Nursery pickup only)

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