Why You Should Not Plant Mimosa:
The wood of mimosa is very brittle and weak and the multiple speading branches are prone to breakage. This breakage is a major factor in its limited ability to live a long life. In addition to the breakage, the tree attracts webworm and vascular wilt which leads to an early demise.
*Mimosa is tolerant of drought and alkaline soils.
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Quotes on Mimosa:
"At one time considered a choice small flowering tree, it is questionable in today's landscapes because of its disease susceptability." - Dr. Mike Dirr