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Fragrant Mimosa, Pink Mimosa
Scientific Name: Mimosa borealis Gray
Synonym:
Family: Fabaceae
Fragrant Mimosa, Pink Mimosa (Mimosa  borealis)
Mimosa borealis, photo by Clarence A. Rechenthin. Courtesy of USDA NRCS Texas State Office
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 7-10

Heat Tolerance: Tolerates extreme heat

Sun Exposure: Sun to part sun

Origin: Kansas and southeastern Colorado south to northern Mexico, on rocky hillsides and in canyons, at 1200 to 4500 feet elevation (360-1300 m)

Growth Habits: Deciduous sprawling shrub, up to 3 to 6 feet tall (90-180 cm), 3 feet spread (90 cm); glabrous twig, slightly zigzag, with recurved prickles 0.2 to 0.3 inch long (5-8 mm); alternate, bipinnate leaves with 2 to 5 pairs of pinnae each with 3 to 6 pairs of oblong to ovate leaflets, 0.1-0.2 inch long (3-5 mm) long.

Watering Needs: Little water when established, does not like overwatering

Propagation: Seeds (need pre-treatment)


Blooming Habits:
The Pink Mimosa bears very fragrant white to pink globose inflorescences, about 0.5 inch in diameter (1.2 cm), on peduncles about 0.8 inches long (2 cm), mid spring, and then intermittently in summer.

Fruiting Habits:
The fruits are curved or straight legumes, constricted between the seeds, with prickles all over.


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