Mimosa Trees

Transplanting a Mimosa Tree

Paperbutterfly added on June 17, 2016 | Answered

I dug up two Mimosa trees and replanted them. Their leaves closed as expected. The leaves on the smaller one, 1' tall, opened. The taller one is 4' and the leaves are still closed. Will the taller one make it?

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Answered on June 18, 2016

Where these young trees or older specimens?
Older trees are difficult to successfully transplant.

Transplanting should take place in spring or fall and to avoid moving these trees during the hot part of the summer.
Make sure to plant the trees at the same depth, but dig the planting hole twice as wide as the root ball.
Mix 1 part sphagnum peat moss with 4 parts soil from the planting hole to backfill the tree. This will help with drainage and help to acidify the soil.
Water the trees throughly to keep the roots moist. When the first inch of soil dries, water again. Maintain the moisture level until the trees have become established.
The links below have more information and review the invasive qualities of this tree.


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