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Q.Mimosa Seedlings Have Seedpods – Too Young To Bloom

Zone 6a Missouri | Anonymous added on September 3, 2020 | Answered

I dug up some small (3″ high) Mimosa seedlings from my property this year and put them in a pot. Now they are about 12″ tall and have developed the characteristic pea-pod seedpods. I have read that Mimosas need to bloom first in order to produce seedpods and that Mimosas don’t usually bloom until they are about 10 feet tall. Can you explain this situation? Thank you very much.

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Answered on September 3, 2020

My research has not turned up any possibility of seed pods without flowering. Is it possible it bloomed and you didn't notice? A remote possibility is it was not a seedling, but had reproduced vegetatively and bloomed before you collected it.

I suggest visiting with the local extension service and have them speak with a professor in the horticulture or botany department.

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