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March 5th, 2007: Silk Tree (Albizia julibrissin) by cacti_lover

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

View the bloom of the day here: http://davesgarden.com/bloom.php?date=2007-03-05

North Augusta, ON

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

Indeed they are - both in the Mimosa family!

Belfield, ND(Zone 4a)

What a great shot!

West Pottsgrove, PA(Zone 6b)

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

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)

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

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

Looking forward to tomorrow!


Stanford, CA(Zone 9b)

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)

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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