MIMOSA (Acacia dealbata), or Silver Wattle, forms a silvery-grey, evergreen tree with long racemes of scented yellow flower heads. Common in Mediterranean gardens. Valued for its early flowering. It is the ‘mimosa’ of florists.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Trees and shrubs of the Mediterranean by Helge Vedel, translated from the Danish by Aubrey Rush (Penguin Guides, 1978), p56