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Mimosa Tree?

Posted by blakrab TX (My Page) on
Fri, Oct 25, 13 at 23:26

Is this a Mimosa Tree?

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RE: Mimosa Tree?

I would bet so. There is a chocolate one that is one of the most unique things I have seen.

They're invasive here though so I do not own one. Not sure about in Texas, be careful.

RE: Mimosa Tree?

yes, it is Albizia julibrissin

RE: Mimosa Tree?

  • Posted by jcalhoun 8b Mobile County AL (My Page) on
    Sun, Oct 27, 13 at 17:31

Very invasive in AL.

RE: Mimosa Tree?

I bought the chocolate one two years ago. It is stunning. But before I planted it, I rechecked the tag and discovered it was only marginally hardy to the KC area, so I returned it. I was so disappointed, but my pal who works at the garden center said I was being too careful. He had planted one at his home and told me he'd report on its progress the following spring.

His didn't make it through winter.

RE: Mimosa Tree?

Albizia julibrissin has become a significant environmental problem here in Tennessee. The Tennessee EPPC classifies it as a "Severe Threat" (their worst rating). I can only imagine how bad it must be in Texas. I would no sooner buy and plant one of them than I would kudzu or tree of heaven hell.

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This post was edited by brandon7 on Sun, Oct 27, 13 at 21:32

RE: Mimosa Tree?

In east Texas, not as bad as the tallow tree, but still evasive. You should be seeing little pop ups all over the yard starting in spring through summer. I just mow over them, but in flower gardens, they can be a pain in rear. They can be a pain to pull up. You have to think about the neighbors too. They are more brittle than any tree I have come across. They grow extremly fast, horrible litter, ugly fall color. Id say the one in my parents yard puts on about 6+ ft of new growth a year. On the positive side, the are very drought tolerant and you cant kill them. I use my bare hands when i want to snap the branches (very large) to put them in the garbage.

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