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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.


Mimosa Tree

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


Height

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better, thicker shade the first full growing season.

: 5-6 ft
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Height

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better, thicker shade the first full growing season.

: 4-5 ft

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Height

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better, thicker shade the first full growing season.

: 3-4 ft

-4 left in stock
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Height

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better, thicker shade the first full growing season.

: 2-3 ft

-4 left in stock
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List: $79.90
Sale: $39.95
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Height

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better, thicker shade the first full growing season.

: 1-2 ft

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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 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 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
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
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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over 4 years ago
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
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
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
Purchased
over 3 years ago
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
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
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
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
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
I planted my Mimosa tree in my hummingbird garden. Great service.
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December 31, 2012
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
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Mimosa beauty leafing out in late Feb
I planted my bare root Mimosa from Fast-Growing Trees in late December 2014. It began leafing out on all branches in late February 2015 after some unseasonably warm sunny days. Lovely tree. Seems quite hardy. Can't accurately assess growth rate yet.
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March 2, 2015
Purchased
8 months ago
Growing Zone:
9
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
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
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
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Fast Growing Tree...
I love this tree. And I would have given it a 5 ***** Star, BUT.. The fact of planting them close to your home, espeically somewhere near where you may chill out or relax is NOT a good idea.. This tree attracts swarms of bees in blooming season. Also, it creates a syrup substance that makes a literal mess on patios and in my case a deck. And when its leaves fall, its a mess as well. Hard to rake up. I would definitely recommend this tree as a fast growing attractive tree, but not near where you enjoy spending time outdoors. Especially if you have children.
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December 29, 2014
25922, WV, US
Growing Zone:
6
It made it through the winter and is starting to turn green.
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December 31, 2012
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over 3 years ago
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Mimosa Lover
My mother-in-law had this tree and it was just beautiful to see how mother nature nurtured its own. I loved seeing the humming birds and butterflies come to the tree and get nectar from the flowers. After seeing how the humming birds and butterflies loved the tree so, I said to my wife that we had to purchase a Mimosa tree. I would recommend this type of tree to anyone. It is a fast growing tree, and it's amazing how fast it truly grows.
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July 27, 2015
Purchased
3 months ago
Growing well. A great tree!
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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
Purchased
over 3 years ago
My mimosas
I took a chance, planting trees in JULY, but they seem to be doing just fine. I have watered them only a couple of times because my good old Georgia red clay really holds water. But they are green and seem to be growing (course they are just a month in the ground. I was stunned (but pleased) that they were delivered so fast and were in such good condition. I believe that they are going to just exactly what I wanted.
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August 2, 2015
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1 month ago
Growing Zone:
7
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Nature Rules!
My little Mimosa is doing well, thank you. Even though I failed to get her into the ground as soon as I should have (3 days after arrival) she is sending out new leaves and looks quite content.
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July 30, 2015
Purchased
1 month ago
Growing Zone:
9
Randy Killingsworth
The tree has only been planted for a little over 2 weeks, so I really cannot rate it. It looks good, was well packaged, and seems to be doing great.
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July 29, 2015
Purchased
1 month ago
Growing Zone:
4
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gorgeous tree
I am so happy with my replacement tree. A much larger speciman than what I originally purchased. The company was so nice about replacing my other mimosa that was not doing a thing after a couple of months. I am so looking forward to seeing the gorgeous flowers next year.

Thanks again for your healthy and beautiful plants and trees.
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July 24, 2015
Burlington, WA, US
Purchased
4 months ago
Growing Zone:
8
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MIMOSA
We purchased the tree, hoping we would have our own
beautiful tree like our son's.

It has gown so fast and is just beautiful. It is a daily check just to admire our tree.

GLAD WE ORDERED.
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July 26, 2015
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3 months ago
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Purchase of Mimosa Tree
The tree came in an excellent packaging box and in a perfect condition. It has been in the ground for approx. 45 days and has kept original leaves and limbs and is now branching out, despite the exceptionally high temps experienced during this time. I am absolutely pleased and will continue to purchase from this company.
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July 28, 2015
Purchased
2 months ago
Growing Zone:
6
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My Mimi mimosa
Since we planted this pretty little tree, I must admit we've been pleasantly surprised. First, the packaging was so secure. The tree and branches were in tact. We followed the planting instructions to the letter. Mimi never lost a leaf. She's growing little by little, no problems so far. I believe when good roots take hold in the spot we've chosen we'll see a more substantial amount of growth. I can't wait to see the blooms.
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July 29, 2015
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1 month ago
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Mimosa tree
I haven't seen any blooms yet, but am hopeful this will happen when the tree matures. We had a rough winter and the tree took a long time act like it was still going to grow. It was the last tree to start developing leaves. It is a beautiful tree, I am so pleased with it.
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July 24, 2015
Blue Springs, MO, US
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
6
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My little Mimosa Tree
It is smaller than I thought it would be; but it is looking good and is thriving. I hope it has major growth each year.
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July 29, 2015
Purchased
1 month ago
Growing Zone:
9
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Review Title
Mimi two, as we refer to this tree, is doing nicely now. There wasn't actually a root ball. The soil covering the tender roots was very loose. Planting had to be very quick though very precise So that the tree would be able to be watered quickly. It had already taken on a wilted appearance.
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July 28, 2015
Purchased
2 months ago
It came fast and seemed to have been prepped well for shipping. I am a little concerned about the leaf drop. The tree dropped ALL it's leaves in a matter of 3 days. I followed the planting and care directions. I understand that some leaf drop is normal, but am worried about losing all of them. The tree is still alive, so hopefully it will look healthy and beautiful next spring. Right now, I would say that I would recommend this company to others. If the tree is in the process of dying now, I probably would not recommend this company.
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August 3, 2015
Purchased
2 weeks ago
Growing Zone:
8
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Mimosa
The mimosa tree was the dry root variety and this was our first experience with dry root trees. We planted according to instructions and although it is still alive we have not seen any change in 2 months.
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July 27, 2015
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3 months ago
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Just received in June
Too early to tell. Tree arrived in good condition and does not seem to be suffering from stress in the first 30-days.
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July 29, 2015
Purchased
2 months ago
Growing Zone:
5
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Mimosa Tree
Hard to say with the HEAT we've been having here. When the weather cools off it will be easier to judge.
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August 1, 2015
Purchased
1 month ago
Growing Zone:
9
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
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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/
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 18, 2014
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.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 25, 2014
Is a mimosa tree deer proof?
Anna M on Mar 21, 2015
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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: We planted ours in an enclosed flower bed with flagstones around it . The tree is towards the corner of that flower bed and so far we have had no problems. Mimosas are truly fast growing trees. The hard winter in MO gave us a few dead limbs, but what is alive is coming out beautifully.
Reply · Report · Paulina B on Jun 2, 2014
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Would love one of these...will it survive in a large pot?
Deb M on Jun 7, 2015
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do all mimosa make flowers? is there a male or female tree?
A shopper on Jun 17, 2014
Best Answer: I planted one last year and it flowered a little this year even after the hard freeze we had this past winter. It probably depends on whether or not the tree is young, what the climate is, if it is a certain variation. I would look online to see if there are male/ female trees or ask an arborist.
Reply · Report · Nicole B on Jun 18, 2014
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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: Not sure where you live, but my mimosa tree is only about 1 yr. old & still struggling in Illinois. Usually yellow leaves indicate over watering. I believe the ones closed up will eventually open up. I thought mine was dead from the harsh,severe winter, but appears to be alive. I think it takes a few years to really get it established unless you live in the south.
Reply · Report · Ruth C on Jun 17, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Nov 20, 2014
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Is the memosa tree evergreen?
A shopper on Jun 28, 2014
Best Answer: No, we have one in our backyard and it typically starts growing all the green leaves in early spring and will flower several times around June-August. In the fall the branches are bare with no green of any kind.
Reply · Report · Brian A on Jun 30, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Gena MStaff on Nov 20, 2014
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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: We've only had ours for a little over 2 months but it has grown at least an inch and seems to be filling out a little.
Reply · Report · Joy M on Aug 23, 2014
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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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I live in Albany county in NY, when I was a kid and lived on Long Island NY, this was my favorite tree. Can it survive in my climate would love to have this on my property I know it says area 6 and I live in area 5 would I be just setting myself up for failure?
Veronica R on Jun 1, 2015
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do they grow very much in the first yr from a sapling?
diann on Aug 18, 2014
Best Answer: Mine is a little over a year old. It started as a 4 feet tall sapling, and is now about 5.5 feet tall.
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How old mimosa are before it will bloom?
A shopper on Oct 5, 2014
Best Answer: My Mimosa bloomed after 6 months. I planted the "stick" in late-October and it bloomed minimally the following spring. It blooms exponentially each year...
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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: We planted two and they are all over our neighborhood; to my knowledge the are not poisonous and I have never heard anyone even indicate they were a poisonous problem. If they are poisonous, I would expect "Fast-Growing-Tress" to adcvise me!
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do mimosas require cross pollination?
PAMELA G on Aug 15, 2014
Best Answer: I have no idea - and wonder why the company cannot answer this.

What I will tell you is that it grows like a weed, plus it handles extremes in temperature very well. We are on Mobile Bay and It did just fine after a brutal winter that killed a lot of plantings, and of course, withstands the summer heat.. It's two and a half years old, and we tease that we should be taking measurements each night because the thing just gets taller and taller - well over our one story roof. And there's no other Mimosa in sight, so I'd say cross pollination is not required.
Reply · Report · Laurie W on Aug 15, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Gena MStaff on Nov 20, 2014
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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: We purchased one in 10/2012. It, too, has lush green leaves, and minimal blooms. Since this is our second season with blooms, we've noticed that with each season more blooms will show. So, with maturity you should see more flowers. The fragrance is amazing and worth the wait! Good luck!
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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 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: Mimosa Kalkora, Albizia Julibrissin, meaning pink siris or pink silk.
Reply · Report · William R on Jun 24, 2014
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what is full botanical name ?
mark c on Jul 10, 2015
Best Answer: Hi Mark
The botanical for the mimosa is Albizia julibrissin Durazz. That's quite a mouthful isn't it ?
Reply · Report · Lisa BStaff on Jul 15, 2015
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are the roots invasive?
Kathy on Jun 16, 2015
Best Answer: I planted 8 or 10 small trees in my Bird garden in June, 2013. After an unusually freezing winter, only the little Mimosa had survived! It is now thriving and beautiful. A Mimosa on a hillside will eventually have a grove of Mimosas lower on the hill, so the roots seem very secure. I don't think the roots are too invasive.
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Over the winter our Mimosa (2 years old) tall tree had the bottom bark stripped off of 2 trunks. Has an animal (Winter Mice?) or something else done this? The tree above this is now dead, but green sprouts are coming from below the stripped bark. What do we do to preserve our dear Mimosa?
Edith S on Jun 8, 2015
Best Answer: Dear Edith...When you say the bark is stripped, is the damage close to the ground??(mice or rabbits) or further up the tree...if so, and the damage occurred in late fall, that's during the rut gseason for deer. The buck has grown his antlers and he'll scrape off the felt on small trees damaging the bark...2 solutions...wrap chicken wire around the trunk or cut a PVC pipe lengthways
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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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Planting instructions for the mimosa?
Pauli on Jul 28, 2015
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Soil ph level should be?
Beverly S on Jul 27, 2015
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mine keeps coming back from base not branches how do I get the trunk to grow and keep what branches it grows from one year to the next?
Ollie S on Jul 9, 2015
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If planted in July, how long should the mimosa take to leaf?
Sharon N on Jul 8, 2015
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How tolerant is it to the weather here in Nashville Tn.?
Mary Ellen M on Jul 5, 2015
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will it grow in the FL keys? Is it salt tolerant?
Tammy G on Jun 18, 2015
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I live in Iowa a zone 5 will a mimosa tree live here?
pat p on Apr 30, 2015
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can it tolerate soil with poor drainage?
Dolores M on Apr 27, 2015
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I live in upstate NY now, used to have one of these beautiful trees in New Orleans,
La. I saw some growing as far up as northern PA. Can these be grown up here if left in pots inside few years to get more hardy? Would love to have one again! Any advice o,n growing one up here? Thanks Rod
Rod H on Jan 7, 2015
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