Mimosa Weed Tree?

Answer The mimosa tree is a paradox. It is a delicate canopy of feathery leaves showing silky puffs of pink flowers and a noxious, invasive weed. This quickly spreading tree can choke the life out of anyt... Read More »

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Is the mimosa tree classed as a weed?

The mimosa tree, Albizia julibrissin, is not a weed. It is, however, considered an invasive species in the southeast United States and Florida. Sometimes called the silktree, this small, elegant t... Read More »

Is the mimosa tree classified as a weed in North America?

Mimosa trees (Albizia julibrissin) are labeled as a weed in North America--especially in the southeastern United States. As of 2008, eight states, from Texas to Kentucky, list the tree as invasive,... Read More »

How do I prune a mimosa tree?

Select Limbs To RemoveSelect individual limbs that need removal, beginning with the lower part of the tree trunk and remove them using pruning shears. Cut each limb at a 45 degree angle and remove ... Read More »

What is the scientific name for a mimosa tree?

The scientific name for the mimosa tree is Albizia julibrissin. Albizia is the name of this tree's genus and honors Filippo degli Albizzi, an Italian nobleman who began cultivation of the plant in ... Read More »