Albizia procera – Mimosa

This is a medium sized, semi-deciduous, spreading tree, native to Northern Australia. The fluffy flowers are borne prolifically in terminal clusters in spring and autumn, and are a greeny cream colour, followed by decorative long red pods. It grows to around 12 metres tall, and is a useful shade tree for warmer areas. Not frost tolerant, but will withstand drought once established. Can take saline and alkaline soil.

Family:Mimosaceae
Scientific Name:Albizia procera
Common Name:Mimosa
Plant Type:Small tree, Large tree
Height:8 ~ 15 metres
Width:3 ~ 9 metres
Flower Colour:Cream, Green
Flowering Time:Spring, Autumn
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Saline, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Tropical, Sub-tropical, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Spreading
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Not frost tolerant
Plant Usage:Windbreak
Special Uses:Street tree
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects

 

 


 

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

 

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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