Mimosa | Drought Tolerant Trees

The Mimosa (Albizia julibrissin), also known as the Silk Tree, is a gorgeous flat-topped deciduous tree that brings a special rainforest effect to Southern California. The very hardy and heat loving Mimosa is ideal wherever a full, dense canopy is desired during the summer months.

Click here to see our full list of drought tolerant and drought resistant trees perfect for your North County San Diego landscape.

Water Needs

Moist to dry soil


Full sun to partial shade


20-35 feet

Canopy Width

20 feet

Growth Rate

36 inches per season


Spring or Summer
Showy, pink or rose


Fall, Winter or Summer
Very large, prolific, brown pod

Pest & Disease

Susceptible to Caterpillars, Fusarium and Root Rot

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To learn more about creating a water wise landscape, check out our complete list of the best drought tolerant and drought resistant trees for North County San Diego. You can also contact our Certified Arborist to ask a question!

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