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Mimosa Tree

Mimosa Trees

Mimosa trees add a delicate shade of pink to the desert landscape, their soft, feathery flowers are highly fragrant and cover the tree in mid summer.

The flowers are very attractive to bees and butterflies, and some very expensive perfumes are made from them.

The seed pods that are produced after the flowers stay on the tree well into the next season and clean-up can be a constant problem.

Mimosa's prefer full sun, but do well in partial shade. Water requirements are moderate.

One of the biggest problems the Mimosa has is borers, they seem to really love this tree and seek it out over others.

A highly ornamental tree, great for the patio garden, grows to 30 feet high, but usually only about 20 feet in the desert Southwest.

If you are willing to control the borers, the Mimosa is a very beautiful tree, well worth planting.

 


Mimosa tree leaves and flowers
Mimosa leaves and flowers
Mimosa tree with seed pods
Mimosa tree, with seed pods
Mimosa tree flowers
Mimosa flowers
     

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