E.H. Wilson Mimosa Tree
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E.H. Wilson Mimosa Tree
E.H. Wilson Mimosa Leaf
E.H. Wilson Mimosa Additional Product Shot 35
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Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 6-10
  • Spacing: 25-35'
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
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E.H. Wilson Mimosa
Albizia julibrissin 'E.H. Wilson'
$195.00
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Bower & Branch Mimosa trees only ship from June-October. Bring a tropical vibe to your front yard landscaping, patio, or deck area with a beautiful E.H. Wilson Mimosa tree (a.k.a. E.H. Wilson Silk Tree).  This exotic, fast-growing tree quickly forms an arching canopy of tiny, delicate green leaves to shade a cozy sitting area beneath.  Hummingbirds will entertain you with their aeronautics as they swoop in on the fluffy, flamingo-pink flowers which last for weeks in summer.  Plant this ornamental tree where it can be seen from both inside and outside your home, and you might even look forward to standing at the kitchen window to do dishes!

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 6-10
  • Spacing: 25-35'
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Show more ›
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The Story

E.H. Wilson Mimosa is a true story of survival. Ernest Henry Wilson, also known as Ernest Henry “Chinese” Wilson is responsible for introducing thousands of Asian plant species to the West. In the early 1900’s he became a collector for Arnold Arboretum in Boston Massachusetts. During a visit to Korea in 1918, he collected seeds from a cultivated Mimosa tree in the hotel courtyard. Only a few seeds were collected and brought back to Boston. Four years later the seedling were planted in the Arboretum, but after the first winter all but one died. This little champion was named the E.H. Wilson Mimosa and thanks to the efforts of E.H. Wilson and the Arnold Arboretum we now have a beautiful tropical tree that can withstand New England winters.

The Details

If you like flowers, then this is the tree for you. Silky pink flowers bloom through summer. You will enjoy the delicate fragrance and unique green leaves this wonderful tree has to offer you and your landscape.

How to Grow

Although they’re native to China, Mimosa trees are often associated with the South.  They love the heat there.  They hardly ever need to be watered once established, and they don’t even complain if a little salt gets thrown their way if the sidewalks get icy in winter and need to be cleared.  ‘E.H. Wilson’ brings the added bonus of improved cold-hardiness—down to about -15°F.  The only issue with Mimosas is fusarium wilt.  It doesn’t always kill the plant, though—often the afflicted tree will spring back from the roots.

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 6
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 10
Exposure Full Sun
Avg Mature Height 30'
Avg Mature Width 35'
Spacing 25-35'
Growth Rate Fast
Leaf Color Green
Flower Color Pink
Flower Time Summer
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award No
Attractive Bark No
Attracts Birds No
Attracts Butterflies Yes
Attracts Hummingbirds Yes
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant Yes
Drought Tolerant Yes
Dry, Poor Soils Yes
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant Yes
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak No
Native No
Salt Tolerance/Seashore Yes
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance No
Showy Flowers Yes
Specimen Yes
Urban Conditions Yes
Utility Line Trees Yes
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest No
Woodland Garden No
Decor/Craft Use No

Size Guide

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Scale

Size: A

Size A

This graphic shows the approximate size and form of the Tree you are viewing.

Size A Trees:

About 5-6' tall or larger when shipped with developed branches. By Fall these can be as tall as 8' in our #5 or #7 tree container. Fast growing - will double in size the first year!

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E.H. Wilson Mimosa Tree
E.H. Wilson Mimosa Leaf
E.H. Wilson Mimosa Additional Product Shot 35
E.H. Wilson Mimosa Additional Product Shot 341
E.H. Wilson Mimosa Additional Product Shot 34
E.H. Wilson Mimosa Additional Product Shot 36
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