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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Chocolate Mimosa Tree

Last weekend we planted a Chocolate Mimosa tree in the front yard. At least 10 years ago, we removed a large Hickory tree from this location and it has taken us this long to decide on a replacement tree. We are hoping this tree will provide the sculpture and color we'd like in front of the house. This tree is a just over six feet tall with a couple of flower buds. With luck we should get some of the beautiful pink blooms that these trees produce in the summer. According to our research, the Deer don't like to eat these - we hope the research is correct.

4 Comments:

Blogger Dacey said...

This is true that this mimosa tree looks great and its good that it is growing normally that means you are giving proper and special care to your plant

9/30/2011 02:22:00 AM  
Blogger maria said...

Mimosa is a beautiful, fern like fragrant tree with awesome 2 inch pompom type pink flowers. These flowers used to producing seeds pod in winter months.

10/17/2011 09:06:00 PM  
Blogger Dacey said...

Mimosa trees are fast growing and can reach heights of 20 to 40 feet. However, they also have relatively short lives. If you live in an area with harsh winters, your mimosa tree will most likely not survive the winter.

10/25/2011 02:28:00 AM  
Blogger The Backyard Gardener said...

How's the chocolate mimosa doing? Any new photos?

10/18/2014 06:36:00 AM  

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