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Bloom of the Day Photos: March 5th, 2007: Silk Tree (Albizia julibrissin) by cacti_lover

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March 5, 2007
5:44 PM

Post #3250559

The Bloom of the Day for March 5th, 2007 was Silk Tree (Albizia julibrissin).

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North Augusta, ON

March 5, 2007
6:08 PM

Post #3250661

What a beautiful Tree...the blooms look like the sensitive plant, are they related?

March 5, 2007
6:15 PM

Post #3250695

Indeed they are - both in the Mimosa family!
Belfield, ND
(Zone 4a)

March 5, 2007
6:16 PM

Post #3250698

What a great shot!
West Pottsgrove, PA
(Zone 6b)

March 5, 2007
6:49 PM

Post #3250782

Around here, it's a weed. Every spring I have to pull a few out of the ground, and hope it doesn't come back.
North Augusta, ON

March 5, 2007
7:01 PM

Post #3250818

A weed???? I have tried so many times over the years to grow one of these things, they don't like indoor conditions...and here you are just ripping them up...sheesh...enough to drive a person insane...
Efland, NC
(Zone 7a)

March 6, 2007
1:36 AM

Post #3252156

What a great photo! And what a great-looking plant!

I'm really enjoying so much easily readable info with great pics!

Looking forward to tomorrow!

Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

March 6, 2007
8:30 PM

Post #3254552

These are beautiful trees when they are in bloom and the hummingbirds love them. The foliage is so unique and lacy and they make a beautiful light shade - not dense at all. BUT they are the messiest trees that I have encountered dropping something year round. And claypa is right. The seeds grow easily and I always used pre-emergent around the trees to discourage them.
Laurens, SC
(Zone 7b)

August 4, 2014
7:16 AM

Post #9909933

I had this tree in my front yard when I lived in AZ. It is indeed beautiful but one of the messiest trees there are. As doss said, they are always dropping something onto the ground almost year-round. I never had any volunteer plants pop up as I had pine bark mulch around the trees perimeter so the seeds couldnt reach the ground to germinate.

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