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Stone, Robert L.
Mimosa borealis Gray
Fragrant mimosa, Pink Mimosa
USDA Symbol: mibo2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
The long, slender, intricately-branched stems of this 2-6 ft. deciduous shrub are curving or straight, with small thorns scattered along the branches. Leaves are delicately bipinnate. Sprawling, long-branched thorny shrub with clusters of aromatic flowers. The fragrant, pink flowers occur in soft, dense ball-shaped clusters about 1/2 in. in diameter.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul
CO , KS , NM , OK , TX Native Distribution:
OK to KS & s.e. CO, s. through c. & w. TX & NM to Mex. Native Habitat:
Rocky hills; canyons; brushy areas USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use:
Low Light Requirement:
Sun , Part Shade Soil Moisture:
Dry Cold Tolerant:
Rocky soils. Limestone-based, Caliche type, Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam
Clay Conditions Comments:
This thorny shrub
is covered with small, very fragrant pink puffballs in the spring. It is a good nectar
source for bees and butterflies. Great for the xeric garden. Plant away from high traffic areas. Can take extreme heat and harsh conditions once established.
Showy, Aromatic, Accent tree
Rock gardens, Blooms ornamental, Long-blooming, Perennial
garden Use Wildlife:
Nectar-insects, Browse, Cover Conspicuous Flowers:
From the National Suppliers Directory
According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
Hill Country Natives
- Leander, TX
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0506
Collected Apr. 11, 1992 in Kendall County by Lottie MillsapsNPSOT 1066
Collected Apr 20, 1996 in Bexar County by Mike FoxNPSOT 0210
Collected Apr. 16, 1992 in Comal County by Mary Beth White
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff, MAC