The chocolate mimosa (Albizia julibrissin 'Summer Chocolate') is a messy tree. The Missouri Botanical garden calls the mimosa "messy, weak-wooded and invasive." Its seed pods grow up to 7 inches long, and the seeds easily germinate wherever they fall.
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