Surely, the silver wattle belongs to the most beautiful of all Acacia species. It produces bright, yellow mimosa flowers as well as dense, fine pinnate leaves. The plant was introduced to Cannes, southern France, around 1860, where the famous, about 150 km long, mimosa route is situated today. Thousands of thousands of trees and billions of flowers line the sides of the roads, glowing and scenting. When mimosa stalks are cut in southern France to serve as cut flowers, spring will not be far away. The mimosa tree is a magnificent tub plant, even the flowering joy then does last considerably longer than in a vase.