Monday, October 12, 2009
Mimosa Tree, Silk Tree
Look what I found growing in the fence line, a mimosa or silk tree. There are none close by that I am aware of, but no matter, a decision has to be made. This tree is loved by many with it's fern like leaves and showy fragrant flowers. It attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. It is a rapid growing and brittle tree and usually short lived. It is hated by many as it produces a large seed crop and reproduces when damaged. This one is barely three feet in height and fetches sixty dollars on line. Do I plant it in a bucket and sell it or take my chances on replanting it somewhere else on the property?