This indeed is the mimosa tree (Albizia julibrissin), and it is known as an invasive species over much of the Southern US. Like the mimosa trees, this ground cover readily adapts to most soil types and can withstand drought very well. I think sharing your experience with these trees, and your love for them, adds so much to this article and provides information that many people will appreciate knowing. It is 40' high and 20' wide. C E Clark (author) from North Texas on July 06, 2019: Bobbie O'Brien, thank you for reading this article and for sharing your thoughts on this beautiful tree. I laid a new pristine lawn two years ago and where my neighbours Mimosa tree overhangs the lawn it has died. . Is the tree dying? Here is the URL to one of their online sites -- it has their phone number, location, etc. I don't know what has happened to them. We decided under this tree would be perfect spot for her. Locate the phone number and physical location of your specific county agent by putting the words, "county agricultural extension office," or "county agricultural agent," in the Google search box. I recommend you contact your local county agent for free advice on this subject. I admit, it is a little annoying to have to rake up the flowers and seedpods when they fall, but the flowers are worth it. I liked to climb but he didn't allow me to climb them, not for love of them but because he said they were really weak and I'd likely fall. Some trees and shrubs, etc., are very messy and require a lot of upkeep. Also called “mimosa,” the Persian silk tree (Albizia julibrissin) is a species of flowering tree known for its fluffy pink flower heads. Season, thank you for sharing your experience with mimosa trees with me and my readers. tree, usually low-branching or multi-trunked. Feathery, pale-pink flower panicles are freely produced in summer. This shrub is a broad leaf evergreen, which has deep green glossy leaves. Thanks for the information on these trees. Answer: If it still has no leaves by the first week of July, it very well may be dead. Googling your extension service should give you their phone number and physical location if you aren't already aware of it. The azalea is one of the gems of spring, which is the season when it is in bloom. I have a couple of mimosa trees in my yard! While these trees are beautiful and powerful, their effect on the natural environment can be problematic outside of their natural ecosystem. The Mimosa tree's canopy creates shade that is very pleasing. Some people seem to think they are, but I have seen no sign of that here in North Texas. Susie Lehto from Minnesota on August 20, 2016: I am so glad I visited this article, because I have wanted to know the name of these "mimosa trees" for several years, ever since I first saw some. Invasive, Indestructible and Resilient. It slowly died. Why? http://homeguides.sfgate.com/grow-mimosa-tree-seed... C E Clark (author) from North Texas on June 28, 2018: Debra Andrews, thank you for stopping by. Good luck! Now there is no shade at all. Is this normal? The hybrid "Hilleri" locust (Robinia x slavinii "HIlleri"), hardy in USDA zones 5 through 9, features loose clusters of shell-pink flowers in early summer, and the blooms resemble ornamental sweet peas. Their seeds overproduce, (by the HUNDREDS+ !!!!) I hope you get one started this summer! Please check local jurisdictions before planting. Unfortunately, the mimosa tree is considered by many horticulturalists, and others, to be an ecological threat. Question: It's mid-May and my mimosa tree has no leaves. The mimosa seedpods may mostly remain on the tree all winter and fall just as the new blossoms are beginning. If they are, as some people have suggested, such a nuisance, where have they gone? :). C E Clark (author) from North Texas on June 02, 2020: C E Clark (author) from North Texas on August 18, 2019: Janie, thank you for your inquiry. One common disease these trees contract is Fusarium, which causes wilting. They smell wonderful, and they are my favorite trees in Texas, which is the first place I am aware of having seen them. What can I do to stop this. Fragrant pale pink flowers open in early spring followed by fleshy purple fruits. It reminded me of the tall white pine trees in Wisconsin where I'm originally from because of its height, at least 35 feet, and it's straight trunk. Lots of green grass may be optional depending on how large the mimosa tree is and how much sunlight reaches the ground directly beneath it. Growing up in Houston, we had a mimosa tree in our front yard. The Persian silk tree shouldn’t be confused with trees from the genus Mimosa. It has lacy, bright green to grayish-green leaves and produces clusters of … Most of the mimosa trees here in North Texas don't blossom until late May or the first part of June. They have an ability to grow in odd places like from under my shed and basement window wells and recover from being cut back. Weigela florida ‘Dark Horse’ Dark bronze foliage with lime-green venation combines with purplish-pink tubular flowers to create a dramatic statement in the garden. I was visiting my son in Centerville Ohio, and i just happened to glance in his neighbors yard, and i saw this beautiful pink airy flower. As another commenter mentioned, mimosa trees do grow a lot like weeds and it's very difficult to get rid of them once they have a good start. I transplanted a mimosa tree a couple of years ago. Powderpuff. They're impossible to kill! 4m (13ft). Please confirm. No part of this strain of mimosa was listed as toxic, and its parts are regularly utilized as food by both domestic livestock and wild animals. Here in Texas during the rainy season one must usually cut their grass at least twice a week, sometimes even three times. Planting in full sun with produce darker coloured leaves. Excellent specimen tree. That can be avoided by thinking ahead. I'm sorry I can't' give you better news or advice than that, but after much research that is what I learned. Mimosas don't even have briars or thorns like mesquite or honey locust trees. The Burmese Pink Cassia (C. renigera) is thus named because of the kidney-shaped appendages from which spring the leaf stalks. Arbutus or strawberry trees are a group of small, evergreen trees with flowers like lily-of-the-valley and unusual red and yellow fruits. I have never done anything special when trimming mimosa trees and they have always come out well. The main branches had worm holes in them. The flowers are anywhere from pale to deep pink and form in clusters that look like fine silk threads. Mimosas have all the wonderful things about them described here, where box elders do not, yet they are both 'junk' trees by many people's standards. then you have the stems coming back up. I have never paid attention to that. Chionodoxa forbesii “Pink Giant”. Fast growing means that it's roots spread quickly. Mimosas seem to know this. Very much like one of the tall pine trees except it was a mimosa. The seedpods are poisonous and the seeds within even more so, to humans and animals alike. Many people complain about mimosas because they are very difficult to kill and tend to grow like weeds. They will know what is going on with your tree, and can even test the soil if need be. I saw my first Mimosa tree yesterday, actually it was in bloom. Yes, they do start easily and seedlings will appear in the yard everywhere, but I never found that to be an issue. As I have said, they grow easily and fast, and recover from most things very well. You just need a right strategy to arrange those blush perennials so that your piece of tropical paradise can’t be overlooked. C E Clark (author) from North Texas on July 05, 2016: J.Stone, thank you for sharing your experience with mimosa trees. The smaller Chinese redbud (Cercis chinensis) produces flowers larger and a rosier shade of pink than those of "Forest Pansy." That tree bears medium-green, feathery, compound foliage, grows about 20 feet tall has a nearly equal spread. C E Clark (author) from North Texas on October 14, 2017: Diane, thank you for your lovely comment. Tamarix produces masses of light, feathery plumes of tiny, rich pink flowers on lovely arching branches in late summer and early autumn. However, I don't understand what a "volunyeer tree" is, nor can I imagine why anyone would want to kill these beautiful tees. Regarding transplanting mimosa trees, if your trees aren't very large you might prefer to start new ones. This is a serious soil-borne fungal disease that spreads through a few different routes. 8ft tall by 3ft wide. It does not grow into trees or bushes and remains fairly close to the ground, usually three to four inches high, but rarely as much as 12 inches high. Answer: “Preferring U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 6 through 10, mimosas need to be large enough to cultivate flowers and subsequent seed pods -- younger trees do not have the energy reserves for reproductive activity. I hope all my readers will take note of that so to save themselves frustrations later. Mimosa trees used to blossom profusely every spring in my North Texas town, but this year I haven't seen a singe mimosa in blossom. Shyron E Shenko from Texas on May 07, 2015: I am back to read about this beautiful tree again and share with the new comers that may not have seen this. With its glossy, dark green leaves and vibrant red flowers, the Miss Frances crapemyrtle is a lovely addition to any yard. It has smooth alternate leaves, and the flowers in summer are big showy cluster of pink, purple, lavender or red color. C E Clark (author) from North Texas on November 01, 2017: California Girl, thank you for perusing this article and the comments too. From $2.95 While these trees are beautiful and might make your yard more attractive, their impact on the environment must be taken into consideration. I love these trees. Good luck with the mimosa project! The fruits followed by the flowers are of brown or black color. It is middle August and just lost a lot of leaves. Fragrant pale pink flowers open in early spring followed by fleshy purple fruits. I love these trees and they grow here, but I have never seen any sign of them being invasive. A large number of trees display simple leaves -- each leaf blade is undivided, oval or lance shaped and with or without lobes. Question: Can you use an organic potting soil to plant a Mimosa tree? Broadleaf trees have flowers that contain the reproductive organs, and most conifers have … Still cannot identify it? I have it in our yard and it is beautiful! I didn't know about the dangers of this tree either until a reader left a comment about it and I researched it and found it to be true. I also find it hard to believe they only last 20 years, but this is what some of the experts say. Personally, I have never heard of anyone being affected by the seedpods, so putting them in one's mouth can't be very common. I have a beautiful Mimosa that is very special to me as my late dad dug it up from his yard and gave it to me 40 or more years ago when my husband and I bought our home. Dense stands of mimosa severely reduce the sunlight and nutrients available for other plants. It's a valuable windbreak in warm, coastal … C E Clark (author) from North Texas on August 14, 2019: Jay from Portland, thank you for commenting and sharing your experience with your mimosa tree. The flowers and leaves are not toxic and some people cook them and eat them like vegetables or make tea from them, but avoid the seedpods and seeds. I talked to the neighbor, an took some pictures. Thank you for the wonderful information! You didn't say where you live, so it could be that you are going to have an early autumn. That's true of any trees, bushes, flowers, etc. If the seedlings are mowed regularly (every year or two) they are (IMO) easily managed. The tree was there, but the shade wasn't! Thanks to you I have added more information about mimosa ground cover to this article. I've been battling these monsters for years. Apr 15, 2013 - Tamarix tetrandra are deciduous shrubs or small trees of feathery effect, with minute leaves and racemes of very small pink or white flowers in spring, summer or early autumn T. tetrandra is a lax, medium-sized deciduous shrub with arching, almost black branches, minute green scale-like leaves and large plumes of light pink flowers in late spring It is perennial in USDA hardiness zones 5 to 8. Range of trees with variegated foliage that display multiple colours on their leaves at the same time. Since the school bus regularly backed into and knocked over my mailbox, I was happy to let it grow. Also called the silk tree, Albizia julibrissin is a beautiful, but invasive, tree that is threatening the landscape across the American South (primarily Florida). As an adult with a home in Fort Worth, Texas, for 30 years, I actually sought to buy a mimosa tree for several years, but never found them at nurserys. I would recommend that you contact your Rush County Extension Office that is there to answer all manner of questions about trees and other plants at no charge to you (765- 932-5974). C E Clark (author) from North Texas on December 02, 2017: Nilza, thank you for commenting and sharing that information! I recommend that you call your county agricultural agent located in your county's extension office, and see what s/he may know about your situation. I also love wind chimes and have combined the two. There was also a very straight tall mimosa about a block from where I lived. :). The fall foliage is unremarkable. Also make sure the place you transplant it to will have good drainage and not be too close to buildings, driveways, sidewalks, etc., because at some point the tree's roots may be a problem for these things, causing them to rupture and crack or break up. They love to anchor next to a structure or other plants. :). Your grandfather was right not to let you climb in the mimosas because you might have been injured. Then, it started looking spotty and not so healthy once the mimosa blossoms began dropping. I have seen kudzu and mimosas aren't anything like it. Please read the section above subtitled, "Warnings About These Trees.". The mimosa ground cover is what some farmers feed their livestock, and the pods and seeds of the mimosa tree that are toxic. Identifying species of locust trees can be done by features such as their … It has palm-like leaves and star-shaped flowers that are quite unique. C E Clark (author) from North Texas on July 25, 2017: John Weidman, thank you for commenting and sharing your experience with these trees. This is a fact regardless of personal experience or feelings towards them. I recall one house I lived in a few years ago that had a huge gorgeous mimosa in the front yard. It is a "severe" threat in GA, FL, TN and "significant" threat in SC, KY, and VA. http://www.invasive.org/south/seweeds.cfm http://www.na.fs.fed.us/fhp/invasive_plants/weeds/... May I suggest two edits to the main article to help with responsible horticulture: 1) Add a disclaimer plainly stating that mimosa/silk tree is non-native to the US and may be locally designated as invasive or noxious. Textile. Sadly it was cut down to make room for a new housing development. The trees are not dangerous and the seedpods last for only a short while. I have had mimosa trees in my yards over the years. It has been widely planted in the U. S. as an ornamental and has escaped cultivation, naturalizing in many areas of the southeastern U.S. and California. The tree is originally from China, where it is balanced in the ecosystem. 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