The diverse uses of the mimosa silk tree

I have wanted to get to this video since the day i seen the first blooms pop up...In fact, I tried to get to it the day I filmed the magnolia tree video but it started raining on me. It pairs...

'Pull together' to manage small urban woodlands -

Nearly three years ago, I decided to restore a small area of woods on our property on Centerville Road. The canopy consisted of some lovely large native trees – live oak, sweetgum, loblolly pine, wild cherry, and swamp chestnut oak.

Beneath this canopy was a nearly impenetrable tangle of invasive non-native plants – mimosa, nandina, coral ardisia, privet, tree...


  1. Mimosa is a genus of about 400 species of herbs and shrubs, in the mimosoid clade of the legume family Fabaceae.The generic name is derived from the Greek word μιμος (mimos), an "actor" or "mime," and the feminine suffix –osa, "resembling", suggesting its 'sensitive leaves' which seem to 'mimic conscious life'.. Two species in the genus are especially notable. One is Mimosa pudica ...
  2. A mimosa tree may be propagated by seed. Propagation with mimosa tree seeds is the easiest way to grow a mimosa tree because you'll have control over the conditions of the tree's life from the very beginning. To aid in germination, scratch the surface of the hard seed with a file or knife and soak in boiling water or sulfuric acid.
  3. The tree harbors insect including webworm and a vascular wilt disease that eventually causes the trees death. Although short-lived (10 to 20 years), Mimosa is popular for use as a terrace or patio tree for its light shade and tropical look but also produces a honey-dew drip on property underneath.
  4. The Mimosa Tree features an unusual tropical and exotic looking flair. Mimosa Trees burst with bright pink clusters of flowers every summer. Nature Hills Nursery ships our plants directly from the grower to ensure the highest quality at the lowest price!
  5. The mimosa tree, sometimes called the Persian silk tree, is a legume that can help enrich the soil where it grows. The Persian name means “night sleeper,” and in Japan it is known as the sleeping tree. That is because the bipinnate leaves fold up at night and during rainstorms.
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