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Acacia dealbata

Mimosa

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Key information

Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Flower colour

Yellow

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Tender

Skill level

Experienced

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Plant details

Mimosa makes a beautiful evergreen shrub for the conservatory or greenhouse. In very sheltered areas, it can be grown outdoors. It has silvery leaves which are complemented by long, fragrant yellow flowerheads in winter and spring. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it their prestigious Award of Garden Merit.

Family: Mimosaceae

Genus: Acacia

Species: dealbata

Plant type: Evergreen shrub

Flower colour: Yellow

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Tender

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 2500cm

Spread: 700cm

Time to plant seeds: February to June

Flowering period: February to April


Reader reviews

suzane

I live in France and when we moved in 7 years ago very cold weather turned my lovely mimosa tree black overnight. I was advised to cut it back to the floor which I did and now have masses of 8ft high mimosa shoots which have sprung from the roots and form a mass of yellow flowers. I have had to cut it back to the ground twice since the first time and it never seems to suffer.


toptotti

I too have a 4 year old mimosa which DOES seem to have suffered from the extreme cold. Previously it has coped being slightly frost burned, but now the whole top of the plant has gone brown and brittle and I am wondering if it is worth trying to cut right back in the hope that some life is still left somewhere! the plant is quite substantial (6' tall, girth 10" or so). any advice welcome.


nasturtium2009

my mimosa is inthe garden protected from easterly winds.It seems to have survived the severe recent rosts and snow.It is about 4or 5 years old and inclined to bend.Currently I stake and tie it.Will it grow more upright if I prune it, and is this advisable, if so when is the best time?



sprouters

Mimosa is an infestant in Portugal ! see the link http://www1.ci.uc.pt/invasoras/index...abela=especies


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