The Kalkora mimosa is one of the most beautiful mimosas because of completely white flowers with a slightly yellow tint.
This medium-large sized tree from Asia is naturalized in a small area on and near the Duke University campus in Durham, North Carolina. The native range includes China, India, Japan, Burma, and Vietnam. It’s a rare species.
Grows well in sheltered, sunny spot. Grows fast Flowers from May to June.
Like all other mimosas, or sleep trees, Kalkora mimosa closes her leaves in the evening and opens them again when the sun sets.
Its a remarkable addition to your garden!
Genus - Albizia
Species - Kalkora
Common name - Kalkora Mimosa
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 7 - 11
Height - 4 - 6 m
Spread - 4 - 9 m
Plant type - Tree
Vegetation type - Deciduous, semi-evergreen
Exposure - Full Sun, Partial Shade
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Acidic
Soil type - Clay, laom, Sand, well drained
Water requirements - Average water, drought tolerant
Bloom season - May - June
Leaf / Flower color - Green / White
1. File or sand through the outer seedcoat carefully. Pour hot water (+60C) over seed, let stand in water for 24 hours. Repeat process on seed that did not imbibe.
2. Sow seed 3-4 mm (1/8") deep, keep moist. Keep at +20C for germination.
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