They are lovely trees that have a wonderful scent, an elegance to their blossom, and a relaxed tropical look. They also attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Grandma's front yard, now the side yard, was always delineated by mimosas as i grew up and i always thought it gave a magical air to the place.
Speaking of magical, there were always fairy rings in the cow pasture, now the front yard. Occasionally, something I have rarely seen elsewhere, occasionally, a DOUBLE fairy ring.