What's your question? Ask

Mimosa Trees

Q.Mimosa, 3rd Year, Has 4 Trunks Emerging From The Ground

Zone Prairie Grove AR | Anonymous added on April 28, 2022 | Answered

There is no central leader. Is this acceptable for the future of the tree or is there something we need to do?

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on April 29, 2022

Mimosas are short lived trees and often grow multi-trunks. It's important, then, to prune all the branches when young to raise the canopy and develop good scaffolding. The branches are often brittle. You can do light pruning at any time to remove dead wood, but heavier pruning should be done late winter.


Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.

Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Mimosa Trees
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert