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PlantFiles: Sabiá
Mimosa caesalpiniifolia

Family: Mimosaceae
Genus: Mimosa (mim-MOH-suh) (Info)
Species: caesalpiniifolia

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20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Phytodealer On Feb 23, 2007, Phytodealer from Brasília
Brazil wrote:

This tree may produce quite a lot o f seed pods(mimosa type, i.e: the pod has sections each containing a single seed) and it is not hard to remove seeds from sections. As the seeds are removed they better be scarified and sowed in containers with sandy substrate also with some organic component, it even self-sows freely so you can accquire seedlings by transplanting them from under a sabiá tree that scattered seed pods under itself but look in the rainy months because seedlings will only come out after some rain. Be careful with thorns.
This tree is from the Brazilian caatinga semi-desert, resistant to drought and thus suitable for xeriscaping, it also does very well in live fencing and because of the thorns also for protective fencing.

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