Help - dying Mimosa

ponderoni(7b New Westminster)July 16, 2009

We have had an albizia for several years now, and have gotten used to it not coming into leaf until later than expected. However, this year, all we can see are about four tiny leaf clumps coming out of this good-sized tree (at least fifteen feet high).

We had a harsher-than-usual winter this year, and I think we might be about to lose our albizia. Is there anything we can do to save it? If we just leave it alone, is it likely to come back next year?

TIA if anyone can help bring it back from the brink.


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Sadly, resuscitation may not be possible. These are inherently short-lived trees, and often just come to the ends of their lives unexpectedly. Here's a link to a recent blog post by Steve Bender of Southern Living Magazine that offers a pretty comprehensive look at mimosas and the reasons for their limited usefulness in permanent landscaping schemes. I hope I'm wrong, but sort of doubt it.

Here is a link that might be useful: Mimosa blog post

    Bookmark   July 18, 2009 at 6:53AM
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