19 August 2009

Tropical Mimosa

Lead tree


White popinac

Tropical Mimosa


Leucaena leucocephala
Leucaena glauca

"white headed"

A tropical tree belonging to the genus Leucaena, of the legume family
Leguminous (nitrogen fixing) tree with White yellow tinged flower clusters resembling a powder-puff and foliage resembling that of mimosa trees. Seed pods are like those of the acacia.
Leucaena can make a good shohin bonsai when grown from seed. It is fast growing and quick to develop an aged looking trunk.

Tropical Mimosa is one of the trees Bonsai Mary introduced to the world of those growing bonsai. This is a tree from one of the seed she sent in 1993.

Lead tree

Schmoo Tree

ekoa, jumbey, koa haole, lamtoro.

Leucaena leucocephala

In 2006, Mary published

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