Scientific Name - Albizzia julibrissin Durazz.
Popular names - mimosa tree, silk tree, pink siris, arbol de la seda, acacia di Costantinopoli.
Distribution and Habitat - originated in China.
Description - deciduous tree or shrub, deciduous, 8-12 m high, crown spherical, expansive, trunk erect, branched near the base, bark smooth, brown. Leaves alternate, bi-pinnate, 40-50 cm long, leaflets 8-20 30-50 division in lobes 0.7 - 1.5 cm long, dark green. Inflorescence terminal umbele, 2-5 cm diameter, calyx lobes 5, 5 mm long, corolla with united petals, stamens numerous, 2.5 cm long, pink to white at the base and top. Blooms in June-August. Indehiscenta fruit pod, oblong, 9-20 cm long. Seeds brown, 1 cm in length.
Growth rate - fast.
Tolerances - drought and alkaline soils.
Skyinte - prefer moist soil, well-drained, sunny exhibitions.
Management - supports trimming.
Propagation - by seeds.
Diseases and pests - Homadaula anisocentra, the larvae feed on leaves, these larvae attack can lead to full exfoliation plants, eggs are white, turn pink.
Fusarium oxysporum is a disease caused by excess water, the symptoms can be recognized by the appearance of the disease are yellow leaves and the plants look wilted plants. Attacked leaves turn brown and fall over time, followed by complete drying of the stalks. Once he was infected plant, plant death is imminent.
Diseases: Nektarios cinnabarina, insitivum Coniothyrium, Phomopsis sp. Thyronectria austroamericana.
Pests: Homadaula anisocentra, Pinnaspis Strachan, Meloidogyne arenaria, Trichodorus primitivus.
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Properties and Uses - can be cultivated as ornamental species in parks and gardens, in groups of three, or street alignments.
Curiosity - the genre was called by Antonio Duranzzini, in 1772 by Italian Filippo degli Albizzi.
Mimosa bark repellent products are obtained.
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Helianthemum nummularium - Rock Rose
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Rosmarinus officinalis L.
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