Fragrant mimosa (Mimosa borealis)
Fragrant mimosa is ragged yet dainty and fits perfectly in sunny, open spaces. It is thorny and grows to be quite large, so give it plenty of space, preferably away from traffic areas. It flourishes when surrounded by grasses and flowering perennials. A fragrant mimosa’s blooms are fuzzy balls of sparkling color. And after the flowering is over, fragrant mimosa produces seed pods that are quite lovely in their own right. Very drought tolerant once it is established, fragrant mimosa requires little help from us.
AT A GLANCE
|Sun exposure||Full sun, part sun|
|Bloom time||Spring, summer|
|Mature height||3-6 ft|
|Mature spread||4-6 ft|