39. Albizia julibrissin – Persian Silk Tree / Mimosa
Scientific Name: Albizia julibrissin
Nativity: Southwestern and Eastern Asia
A member of the Pea family, this tree is also called the silk tree, mimosa tree, or pink siris. In Japan, the names for this tree translates to the “sleeping tree” because the leaves bow down during heavy rains. The species name julibrissin comes from a similar Persian word that means “silk flower.” The fern-like leaves of this tree are light-sensitive and fold up at night, as well.They are commonly seen towering over patios and town squares in the Mediterranean.
DBH: 10.5 inches