Chocolate Mimosa tree - invasive?

Asked February 26, 2015, 10:25 AM EST

Moved here from Michigan and new home has young Chocolate Mimosa tree. Recent online investigation points to it being invasive. Is it okay to allow this to grow, or should it be removed?

Clackamas County Oregon trees and shrubs invasive species horticulture

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Mimosa trees (Albizia julibrissin) are considered invasive in the SouthEast and South Central US. In our area they are at the limit of their range and somewhat problematic to grow. Here is a link to a very comprehensive article on them from USDA. The issue of their invasive tendencies is discussed about 2/3 of the way down under "Control'.
http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/tree/albjul/all.html