Q.Hi, I Read Your Article About Mimosa Trees And Have A Question. I Have 3 Saplings And All Of Them Have Lost All Of Their Branches.
I live in North Texas but they grow like crazy all over here. Is this typical for a baby tree? Thank you, Jacqueline The 3 were healthy all summer after I planted them the end of May. The one tripled its size at least, the others made double trunks instead of growing taller. The actual trunks still look green and alive. I know most hate these trees but growing up near Chicago I wanted at least one in my yard.
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It's natural for Mimosa trees to lose branches, and they like to be pruned regularly so the heavy branches don't snap off so often. I think your trees may be just fine and, with enough protection over the winter, should sprout new branches in the spring. For now, it's best to let them have their dormancy period.
You may want to protect them with some tree wrap or burlap if you're expecting a harsh winter.
Here's an article that may be helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/mimosa/growing-silk-trees.htm