|Sunlight:||Full sun, partial shade|
|pH:||Prefers slightly acidic soil|
|Harvest time:||n/a (blooms April-July)|
|Years to bear:||n/a seedpods are poisonous|
The Mimosa, or Persian silk tree, is native to Asia, and is both cold and drought tolerant. It is a beautiful tree, normally used as an ornamental. Mimosas are most useful to the homesteader as 1) a nitrogen fixer (brings up nitrogen for nitrogen feeders, like fruit trees), and 2) bee and hummingbird food. The seedpods are poisonous, and the trees can become invasive.