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Mimosa Tree

Mimosa Tree

Mimosa Tree

Mimosa Tree

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Everyone I talk to just loves the blooms on the Mimosa Tree. Mimosas are very easy to grow, even if you have no gardening experience.

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Mimosa Tree

The Hummingbird's Favorite Tree - And it could be yours too!

Bare-Root:

The Benefits of Bare-Root Trees...

Bare-root trees are grown in a field and naturally have a larger root system than container grown trees. This means you get a plant that will become established quicker and provide you with superior growth in the spring.

Your tree arrives dormant (sleeping for the winter). Without foliage to support, it doesn't require as much water or nutrients to survive. So transplanting is stress-free.

If you plant in the winter, your roots will continue to grow and become more established. When spring arrives you will see bright new foliage appearing.

Selling bare-root trees allows us to offer you a higher quality product at a lower price.

5-6 ft.
Oversized Fee: $ 7.00 each

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List: $ 139.90
Sale: $ 90.94
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Bare-Root:

The Benefits of Bare-Root Trees...

Bare-root trees are grown in a field and naturally have a larger root system than container grown trees. This means you get a plant that will become established quicker and provide you with superior growth in the spring.

Your tree arrives dormant (sleeping for the winter). Without foliage to support, it doesn't require as much water or nutrients to survive. So transplanting is stress-free.

If you plant in the winter, your roots will continue to grow and become more established. When spring arrives you will see bright new foliage appearing.

Selling bare-root trees allows us to offer you a higher quality product at a lower price.

3-4 ft.

Ships Mon, Dec 29th
List: $ 109.90
Sale: $ 71.44
6 at $ 67.87 each
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Mimosa Tree
Planting Kit
Planting Kit Shade Trees Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Your tree arrives pre-pruned... ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:
  1. 2 oz of Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.
Fungi Tree Guard
Mycorrhizal Fungi 24" Tree Guard
$ 19.90
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Planting Mix for Shade Trees
Mimosa Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Mimosa Tree get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.


Soil Contents
$ 13.98
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Mimosa Tree
Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant - 2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much need nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

APPLICATION:
1 oz. Per Gallon Size Container
1 oz. Per Ft. High Bare Root Plant

DIEHARD Transplant
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Commonly planted near back patios because they attract hummingbirds like no other tree we've ever seen. 

Great where you need a small to medium sized ornamental. 

Mimosa trees rapidly grow to about 20-25 ft. They have a tropical look, but are very hardy. They adapt to almost any soil type. They are drought tolerant and can be planted in full sun or partial shade. 

Fragrant, hot pink blooms grow in clusters, adding an explosion of color and excitement to any spring setting. 

The bark is a gentle light gray, giving you a beautiful contrast of color. 

Mimosa Trees tend to have very little branching in the first few years. This is nothing to worry about, as your tree becomes more mature, branching will increase. 

Easy to grow tree, even tolerates drought conditions. Also known as the "Silk Tree" because of its stunning, shimmering flowers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Growing Zones: 6-10

Mature Height: 20-25 ft.
Mature Width: 10-20 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Albizia julibrissin Durazz
Form When Arrives: sparse branching
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 6-10
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 6-10
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It's Easy to Plant your Mimosa Tree


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Mimosa Tree.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Mimosa Tree gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Mimosa Tree again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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I received two of these trees just before one of the deepest,heviest frost (freeze) in Texas in years. My landscaper planted them right away and I am amazed to see new leaf buds on the branches today. FGT is the best place to order ALL your plants
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December 31, 2012
The mimosa tree was my grandmothers favorite tree growing up and I bought it in her memory for my new house. I can see why it was her favorite. Even as a young tree, your eyes are drawn to it...its playful and different from most in the neighborhood. Thank you for sending such a healthy and beautiful tree that is sure to bring me and my family much joy
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December 31, 2012
Just received the two hybrid poplar trees a couple days ago, and got them planted. They looked wonderful! Even had leaves on them, and very little wilt. Thank you so much for your help, and taking care of me quickly. Very nice company to deal with. Hope yall have a great week
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December 31, 2012
We planted the Mimosa tree in our large back yard for beauty. It has really grown ,about 5 feet, this first year. We are very happy with it
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December 31, 2012
I planted my Mimosa tree in my hummingbird garden. Great service.
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December 31, 2012
Driving through Marlboro, MA. , ZONE 6 , My wife spotted a mature Mimosa tree in full bloom. I was amazed as I hadnt seen one in years. My parents home in Redding, CA. is surrounded by Mimosas and hummingbirds. I am now growing one of these trees. I love how the leaves go to sleep at night. I am wintering it inside and intend to plant it outside in a couple of years
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December 31, 2012
The mimosa tree we received spent 8 months in a temporary pot and was then planted outside. We live in New York state so we have very cold winters and spring doesnt always come early. As soon as we planted it outside the deer munched on it. The tree immediately started leafing and took off growing. I am very please with the hardiness of this tree. Looking forward to this growing season.
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December 31, 2012
I have had Mimosa trees in my yard for thirty years, and they are the most beautiful and fragrant trees I have ever seen. Besides being so beautiful, the fragrance of the flowers in the mornings and evenings is wonderful. You will be amazed at all the Humming Birds and hundreds of Butterflies that come to the trees when the flowers bloom. I could not believe how many Butterflies are constantly fluttering in the tops of the tree. I have spent hours just watching them. Get this tree and you will love it for years as I have
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December 31, 2012
I planted a small mimosa tree at my dads house in Virginia. It was about 12 inches tall after planting. Within three years it had soared to about 10-12 feet tall and it bloomed just a few that year. But the next year it was covered in blooms and could be smelled by anyone within a block. My parents sold the house and the current owner had it cut down... Tells you how much he knew about trees.
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December 31, 2012
although the attributes of this tree are many keep in mind it is messy and becomes an eyesore when mature if it is planted in the wrong landscape.
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December 31, 2012
I loved both of the Mimosa trees I got from you, but I moved to Montana last fall. Sad to lose two very nice trees
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December 31, 2012
Growing well. A great tree!
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December 31, 2012
Weve had our mimosa tree planted on our front hillside for 15 years. The humming bird was non-existant in our lives until we put it in. We see humming birds now every year. Besides this it provides us with the birds, privacy, and beauty
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December 31, 2012
My wife and I have a small home in a small town in the St.Louis Metro East area. A Mimosa tree just started growing on the side of our house where we already have quite a few shrubs, roses, evergreens and a wonderful Magnolia tree. Usually I pull any kind of evasive growth as soon as I see it start, but this one was different. I didn't know what it was but I sure liked the way it looked and the spot it choose to grow in needed something anyway. We had some friends over for a bar-b-q and my buddy, who is a landscaper, recognized it and said how lucky we were to have one growing in our yard. That was almost 3 years ago. This summer the Mimosa has really matured, and with the help of some strategic pruning through the years, it's really taken shape. This year the blooms are amazing. After learning more about the tree I couldn't be happier! Thanks God
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December 31, 2012
Just got one for my yard here in tx can't wait for it to take off beautiful tree keep u posted!
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December 31, 2012
I love this tree!!! My grandmas sister had them all around her house in PA so every time I would go there I would admire these trees!! A few years ago as she's growing older I decided I needed one of these Mimosa trees so I can always be reminded of her! I got these trees from Fast Growning Trees and they are doing amazing!! Thank You FGT'S !! I will forever be holding Great Maxine's memory
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December 31, 2012
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2 years ago
I ordered my mimosa late spring/early summer and was very pleased with the plant when it arrived. It got planted right before a brutal heat-wave/drought in southern illinois. This little feller didn't do much growing but survived the conditions with bi-weekly waterings. However, as soon as the weather became more seasonable it went nuts! It is even producing blooms just a few months after being planted which I didn't expect from a 3-4 foot tree. I am very pleased with the quality of the stock recieved from fast-growing trees. Will definately recommend and order again from them
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December 31, 2012
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2 years ago
one of the best things i've seen with this tree is that each night the leave will close. and then open in the daytime very neat
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December 31, 2012
It made it through the winter and is starting to turn green.
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
3 years ago
What a wonderful tree. My friend bought one from here for me as a gift. Fast shipping, awesome customer service, and good prices. Thank You Fast Growing Trees Nursery
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December 31, 2012
It arrived healthy and looked as if it will do well. right now there are no leaves on it. I hope that is because it is winter and that it will continue to grow once Spring arrives.
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December 31, 2012
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3 years ago
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Our mimosa tree is several years old and just spectacular with greenery; however, it has never had flowers. Any thoughts as to why it has not bloomed?
Mary W on Jun 13, 2014
Best Answer: Your Mimosa Tree could not be blooming for many reasons. Maybe it isn't getting enough sun or nutrients. Maybe it needs to be pruned. Follow the care instructions on the link below and hopefully you'll have blooms next season.

http://www.plantingdirections.com/flowering-tree-planting-directions/
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Does the mimosa have roots that spread horizontally? I want to plant next to a fence.
DeAnne C on May 31, 2014
Best Answer: The roots system of the Mimosa can grow to nearly 3 times as large as the tree's crown, so be sure not to plant near sidewalks, garden beds, or your home as it may cause problems for you down the road.
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Our Mimosa Tree is about 5 years old we had a very hard winter here in West Virginia and the tree is coming out late and not all branches are getting leaves and alot of the leaves are on the trunk of the tree starting at the ground. Should I cut off "ALL" the big limbs and branchs that does not have leaves or wait? Should I cut some of them off the trunk of the tree?
Lisa G on Jun 21, 2014
Best Answer: Take a coin or your fingernail and gently scratch the bark on the branches. If the color underneath isn't a light color ranging from green to light tan remove the branch. This means it will not recover. If the branch shows a light color under the bark give it more time to recover.
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I want to purchase a disease resistant mimosa tree. My 18 year old mimosa has mimosa wilt. It was so beautiful and from what I'm reading it needs to be cut down & burned. Are your mimosa trees disease resistant to mimosa wilt?
Kathy K on Jul 10, 2014
Best Answer: Hi Kathy, we have been very pleased with our mimosa tree. It is located in a small area so each winter we have cut the entire tree down to the top of the tree trunk. Each year the branches grow back very rapidly and fuller. If the branches grow to long I am pruning the ends to keep the tree smaller. It seems to be working for us and we were excited to see our first 4 blooms this spring. It attracts Lady Bugs which do no harm, they are good luck you know!! So far, we have had no problems with disease or wilting and it seems very happy and healthy here in sunny Florida.
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does this tree have any fragrance??
Peggy M on Aug 15, 2014
Best Answer: The Mimosa do smell delicious, described a little bit floral, with maybe a dash of a soapy scent on one end and a fresh cucumber on the other.
Reply · Report · Gena MStaff on Nov 20, 2014
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when is the best time to plant a mimosa tree?
A shopper on Jun 19, 2014
Best Answer: Early fall or early spring.
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when should you prune a mimosa tree?
cindy on Oct 10, 2014
Best Answer: Light pruning on Mimosa trees is safe any time of year, they are not particular about when they are pruned. If you choose to heavily cut back branches, the safest time in during the dormant season.
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do all mimosa make flowers? is there a male or female tree?
A shopper on Jun 17, 2014
Best Answer: Yes, all Mimosa trees (Albizia julibrissin) makes flowers. It is in flower from July - August in most regions, and the seeds ripen from Sept to Nov. The flowers are hermaphrodite, (have both male and females organs).
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I have a newly planted young mimosa tree that has yellowing leaves and the leaves stay closed. Any idea what is going on?
Susan C on Jun 17, 2014
Best Answer: Most of the time when the Mimosa leaves start to turn yellow, and not open is an watering issue. Either too much or not enough. But most likely this time of year it is getting ready to go dormant.
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I have a Mimosa tree that hasn't gotten any of it's leaves, It has mulch around . I've been told it has to be really warm for them to get their leaves. It is 3 years old . When should I expect leaves.?
Holly on Jun 4, 2014
Best Answer: I have had a mimosa here in Colorado now for two year. It is a late starter even in this dry, arid climate at 7000+ feet. Usually see growth begin in late May. As I have just returned from a long vacation and noticed there is just now leaf and branches beginning. We did have a longer than normal winter this year. Our normal summer temps are approx high 70s to mid 90s. I have a larger mimosa growing in North Carolina where the hot temp is much more humid. They do abundantly well there. As for the mulch, keep the base of the tree clear to about 4 inches and have a depth of about 2 inches, water well once every three days and a misting on the tree randomly through the week helps also. In the dryer climate they tend to grow slower than in the more humid climate.
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do they grow very much in the first yr from a sapling?
diann on Aug 18, 2014
Best Answer: The Mimosa trees have been studied to grow approx 1-2 foot a year once its roots get established.
Reply · Report · Gena MStaff on Nov 20, 2014
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How old mimosa are before it will bloom?
A shopper on Oct 5, 2014
Best Answer: Most of the time they start to bloom the first season, sometimes it can take till the 3rd year to get good blooms.
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when is the best time to plant mimosa saplings in the ground?
Debbie on Aug 7, 2014
Best Answer: You can plant the Mimosa trees in the fall before a hard freeze, or early spring after your last frost.
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are mimosa trees poisonous?
Ginny C on Aug 19, 2014
Best Answer: It can be toxic to grazers like sheep and goat.
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do mimosas require cross pollination?
PAMELA G on Aug 15, 2014
Best Answer: The Mimosa tree does not require cross pollination.
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Is the memosa tree evergreen?
A shopper on Jun 28, 2014
Best Answer: The Mimosa is not evergreen, it will loose all of its leaves and go dormant in the winter.
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does it take several years to get wider, fuller looking branches. mine is just growing to the sky, long and skinny?
A shopper on Aug 23, 2014
Best Answer: Yes, it is natural for it to grow towards the sun at first. It will eventually branch out.
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how big is the root ball when you receive a new tree?
Bruce S on Aug 6, 2014
Best Answer: The Mimosa tree at this time of year will be shipped bare root, so no measurement available on the root ball.
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What size is the mimosa tree when its shipped?
Deb O on Aug 5, 2014
Best Answer: This depends on the size that you get. The 3 to 4 ft size is at least 3 feet tall and anywhere between 3 to 4 feet tall. Unfortunately each tree is a unique individual with it's own growth rate and pattern so we can't promise uniform shapes and sizes.
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when is the best time to plant this tree?
A shopper on Aug 4, 2014
Best Answer: It's best to plant the Mimosa Tree in the early Spring or early Fall. However if your temperatures aren't scorching hot in the 90's or above you can go ahead and plant this tree now.
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I planted two mimosa trees last year. One died and one lived but no flowers; just lush green leaves. What can I do to encourage blooms/flowers?
Keeley W on Jul 28, 2014
Best Answer: Depending on mother nature and the age of the tree can make a difference. It can tale sometimes till the third season for flowering trees to start to bloom. One can encourage blooms by feeding with an Espoma tree tone, or a Miracle-Gro Bloom Booster.
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When do you ship Mimosa tree to NJ and when to plant it in NJ??
Maggie B on Jul 16, 2014
Best Answer: The Mimosa Tree can be shipped to NJ at anytime. It's best to plant in the early Spring or early Fall. If your temperatures aren't scorching and in the 90's or above it's fine to go ahead and plant now.
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I'm interested in purchasing a 7-10ft mimosa tree..can you help...I'm located in Longmeadow, Ma and my neighbor has one that's about the size I want...I'm too impatient to wait for one to grow from a small size...I love this tree.....can you help?
walter a on Jul 12, 2014
Best Answer: Unfortunately we only have the 4 to 5 ft size in stock currently. Often times we do carry the 5 to 6 foot size, but that size is currently on back order until further notice. We don't offer trees larger than the 5 to 6 size.
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I have a mimosa in my back yard. its mature and I know its over 10 ft right now. my question is I just found a little one growing about a foot or two from the mature one. I want to transplant it, but don't know if I should wait longer to do so? I would love to get more, any suggestions on how you can plant new ones from the one I already have?
njgranny6 on Jul 7, 2014
Best Answer: It sounds like the new growth could be a sucker. A weed like growth that pops up from the existing root system and steals water and nutrients from the main truck of the tree. It should be removed.
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What is the cultivar name of this mimosa tree?
A shopper on Jun 21, 2014
Best Answer: We have the Albizia julibrissin Durazz cultivar of the Mimosa Tree.
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What fertilizer do I use for a Mimosa Tree?
A shopper on Aug 23, 2014
Best Answer: Give your Mimosa Tree a well balanced all purpose fertilizer like formula 10-10-10.
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I live in Ellsworth Maine, I didn't see the blue shaded area in Maine? does that mean the tree won't grow there?
John C on Aug 20, 2014
Best Answer: The shaded areas are the recommended growing zone. Areas that are outside of the blue don't have ideal climate. Unfortunately Maine gets a little too cold for this tree.
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My mimosa tree has what looks like a type of insect that feeds on it. What could that be?
A shopper on Jul 28, 2014
Best Answer: That is really hard to answer without being able to see it. It could be many things, spider mites, carpenter worms, webworms. Which these all can be treated by applying insecticides, neem oil, insecticidal soaps. After treating it is wise to clean and remove the dead leaf debris.
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Can you start a Mimosas from any part of a tree that is fully grown, such as the flowers or seeds it produces? My Neighbor has one and I was wondering if I could strout one from it.
Susan K on Jun 27, 2014
Best Answer: You can grow a Mimosa tree from the seeds in the pods if the seeds are correctly germinated. However this can be a long process, a grafted tree (a cutting from a mature tree that is planted) will grow much faster.
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Due to cold weather in some parts of the country, we have suspended shipping to the areas that are shaded on the map below. Please view the diagram to determine if your area has been affected. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date. If you live in a shaded area but wish to receive your product(s) now, please visit our contact us page here or call a customer service rep toll free at 888-504-2001.

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Will my Trees and Shrubs Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.





Potted Tree Dormant Tree Bare Root Tree
Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.


Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You

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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.