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Mimosa pigra


Order: Fabales
   Family: Fabaceae
            Genus: Mimosa
                        Specie: Mimosa pigra

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 4-20 ft (1.2-6 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil

Features: Prickly stems; pinnate leaves; racemes of pink flowers

Uses: Barrier hedging, shrub borders, screen, hedge

Zones: 10-12

Description: From Mexico, Central and South America, this prickly aggressive, thicket-forming shrub grows between 4?20 ft (1.2?6 m) high, with a deep tap root and sharp recurved prickles, mainly on the stems. Pinnate leaves and racemes of pink flowers are borne along

Growth Habit: Multi-branching habit

Comments: Can escape cultivation to become an aggressive weed

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