propagating a Mimosa Tree

gardenut(5)October 16, 2007

Is there any way to propagate a mimosa other than by seed? I have a tree that has a characteristic that is very unusual for this tree and I would like to try and propagate it other than seed since seed would perhaps not carry this same trait. Can these trees be propagated by hard wood cuttings?

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georgez5il(z5 IL)

Soak seed in water for 24 hours. Then lightly cover the seed soil temp 65-70F & takes 21-35 days to germinate. will look like parent but cold hardeniss may vary (+ or -)
May take cuttings now or spring apply 0.4 to 0.8% IBA (Rooting hormone) stick in well drained soil & mist. Bottom heat helpful taking 25-80 days to root.

    Bookmark   October 16, 2007 at 4:37PM
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tsmith2579(7B)

Mimosas are very easy to root from cuttings. Wait until spring and take a 24 inch cutting just at leaves start to sprout. Put it in damp sand and in light shade. Keep the soil moist. Use your favorite rooting compound. Or layer a limb.

    Bookmark   October 27, 2007 at 11:58PM
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