Silk Tree Mimosa
Albizia julibrissia
Family Leguminosae

* Leaves compound with many leaflets, 9-12".
* Leaflets curved-oblong, 1/4" wide.
* Flower pink, delicate, silky, making the tree look as if it's covered with silken threads.
* Height: To 40'.

Natural History:
* Habitat: Mostly planted as an ornamental tree.
* Range: Iran to Japan, but naturalized in the southeastern United States.
* Introduced from Asia.

* Look for Wellesley College's silk tree specimen right outside the Campus Police station.


Created by: Allaire Diamond and Jiasuey Hsu
Maintained by: Nick Rodenhouse
Created: July 31, 1998
Last Modified: November 21, 2008