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Ombrella™ Mimosa

Albizia julibrissin 'Boubri'


Ombrella Mimosa (Albizia julibrissin 'Boubri') at GardenWorks

Ombrella™ Mimosa flowers

Ombrella™ Mimosa flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Ombrella Mimosa (Albizia julibrissin 'Boubri') at GardenWorks

Ombrella™ Mimosa flowers

Ombrella™ Mimosa flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  30 feet

Spread:  30 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  6b

Other Names:  Silktree


Attractive airy foliage and open umbrella-like form make this a highly desired tree, casts light shade, leaves tend to close for the night; interesting and graceful pink fuzzy flowers are fragrant and will scent the air

Ornamental Features

Ombrella™ Mimosa features showy fragrant pink pincushion flowers along the branches in mid summer. It has dark green deciduous foliage. The ferny bipinnately compound leaves do not develop any appreciable fall colour. The fruits are showy brown pods displayed in early fall.

Landscape Attributes

Ombrella™ Mimosa is a deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Disease

Ombrella™ Mimosa is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade

Planting & Growing

Ombrella™ Mimosa will grow to be about 30 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Shade 
Flowers  Fruit  Texture  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features

Disclaimer - This resource is provided for informational purposes only and does NOT reflect current availability. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact your favourite GardenWorks location directly for current availability. It does not include our entire inventory of plants, so be sure to visit GardenWorks to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.