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Mimosa polycarpa


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

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 10 ft (3 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil

Features: Prickly stems and leaves; pink to lavender flowers in summer

Uses: Barrier hedging, shrub borders, screen, hedge

Zones: 9-11

Description: This South American species is a variably sized, many-branched shrub that is usually around 10 ft (3 m) high and wide. It has prickly stems and leaves that are sensitive to touch and light and are composed of 1?2?in (12?mm) long leaflets, lightly covered

Growth Habit: Multi-branching habit

Comments: Leaves sensitive to touch and light; can escape cultivation to become an aggressive weed

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