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1 comments | Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Mimosa Tree | Silk Tree

mimosa tree

A beautiful tree, whether in bloom or not, the mimosa tree, also known as the silk tree to some, creates quite a spectacle in landscapes across the country. The mimosa tree's biggest drawback is it's a little too prolific in propagating itself by means of seed. The mimosa trees can be seen in bloom in our part of the country along the Interstate 65 in central Kentucky around mid June. It doesn't take long to see why it is making its way onto more and more state noxious plants lists. Mile after mile, these trees are quickly crowding out the space where native tree & plant seeds lay hidden in the dirt below. If you are considering growing this tree, please keep in mind that there are many native plants that are just as beautiful when in bloom and without the invasive habit.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is a beautiful tree though especially when in bloom. We thought about planting it but read that the branches are weak and would often break in a heavy wind. There are only a very few in NJ mostly growing on the waste areas on road entrances for some reason. Unfortunate that it is a pest.

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