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PlantFiles: Kalkora Mimosa Tree
Albizia kalkora

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Family: Mimosaceae
Genus: Albizia (al-BIZ-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: kalkora

Synonym:Acacia macrophylla
Synonym:Albizia henryi
Synonym:Albizia macrophylla
Synonym:Mimosa kalkora

Category:
Trees

Height:
30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Spacing:
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Pollen may cause allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Pink

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Deciduous

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
4.6 to 5.0 (highly acidic)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral starfarmer On Dec 20, 2012, starfarmer from Ann Arbor, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

Has anyone grown this? Can anyone point out the practical differences between this and A. julibrissin? I've seen a few photos, and to the eye the two species seem identical.

(a bit later)

I found an image from NCSU by Will Cook that shows the two growing next to each other at http://goo.gl/gMIF5
There's a statement on the website (at http://goo.gl/k4k63), along with many fine photos taken in Durham, NC, that the tree grows to 60ft or more, making it twice the size of A. j. Still looks like a fine ornamental, although there appears to be a risk of naturalization.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Saks, Alabama



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