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jishro
near....Warren, OH
(Zone 5a)

November 15, 2002
10:29 AM

Post #410087

I am looking for someone with mimosa trees, who is willing to share a few good seeds. We recently moved back to Ohio from NC, and we miss our mimiosa trees...
Tanks,
jishro
Evert
Helsinki
Finland
(Zone 4b)


November 15, 2002
12:31 PM

Post #410127



This message was edited May 6, 2008 4:46 PM
jcf
Brooklet, GA
(Zone 8a)

November 16, 2002
12:51 AM

Post #410624

you have mail
Pardancanda
"down the Shore", NJ
(Zone 7a)

November 16, 2002
2:01 AM

Post #410655

Evert, Albizzia julibrissin, what we call Mimosa tree. John
Ponditis
Payette, ID
(Zone 7a)

November 16, 2002
4:38 AM

Post #410719

I have never seen one but Lenjo shared a baby one with me this year. I can hardly wait for it to grow up. Pictures are really wonderful of it.
MaVieRose
High Desert, CA
(Zone 8a)

November 16, 2002
5:03 AM

Post #410729

Lani... check this url to see flowers and leaf form, be sure to click the photo for enlarge view ... http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&lr=&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=Albizzia julibrissin
jishro
near....Warren, OH
(Zone 5a)

November 16, 2002
11:41 AM

Post #410809

Thank You folks...jcf is going to send me some mimosa (Albizzia julibrissin) seeds...I can't wait to get them germinated!!! jishro
Aimee
Georgetown, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 16, 2002
2:09 PM

Post #410848

Will mimosa be hardy in a zone that far north?
Evert
Helsinki
Finland
(Zone 4b)


November 16, 2002
2:32 PM

Post #410863



This message was edited May 6, 2008 4:46 PM
jishro
near....Warren, OH
(Zone 5a)

November 16, 2002
8:30 PM

Post #411144

Aimee... Yes, I've seen Mimosa trees growing along the Ohio River.

crestedchik

crestedchik
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

November 16, 2002
9:36 PM

Post #411177

I saw one north of Harrisburg PA,I wanted to steal some seeds from it...
Pardancanda
"down the Shore", NJ
(Zone 7a)

November 16, 2002
9:46 PM

Post #411182

jishro, the seeds will need to be sown outdoors to germinate; they have a cold requirement. They also resent transplanting, having a taproot. John
yardbird
Maben, MS
(Zone 7b)

November 16, 2002
9:48 PM

Post #411185

CC and jishro if you will remind me in the spring I will send you a couple mimosa plants.
Ruth
Badseed
Hillsboro, OH
(Zone 6a)

November 16, 2002
11:06 PM

Post #411221

In my personal experience, the white flowered does not do well here, but the pink flowered rosea is definately hardy.
Pardancanda
"down the Shore", NJ
(Zone 7a)

November 17, 2002
12:11 AM

Post #411285

Badseed, you mean there are actually white flowered ones where you live? I planted seeds from the ONE tree with white flowers, according to J. L. Hudson, about 17 years ago and it NEVER bloomed. I now have 3 more white-flowered ones which are coming along nicely. Would LOVE to see them bloom. The pink ones are so beautiful, and much hardier than 'they' say. John
TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

November 17, 2002
12:13 AM

Post #411287

crapemyrtles.com Here is an excellent site with cold hardy crapemyrtles of all colors and different types. I have lots of seeds on my trees here but would be too cold there. They will send you a free book is you give them your E-mail address.


I have a coffee can full of seed if anyone cares for any.

This message was edited Sunday, Nov 17th 3:06 PM
Aimee
Georgetown, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 17, 2002
12:57 AM

Post #411331

I have transplanted many dozens of mimosas, with total success. You do have to do it while they are young, as in the first year or two at the latest. Keep them really well watered but well drained until they start to put on new top growth. As usual, I recommend watering in the new transplant with Medina soil activator to reduce any chance of shock. In Louisiana, mine grew about 4' the first year, then slowed a bit but not a lot. In four years, they were taller than the roof. Here in Texas, with the searing heat and widely varying weather, it's not as predictable.

crestedchik

crestedchik
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

November 17, 2002
1:20 AM

Post #411351

I had no clue there were white ones,but I would love to see if I could get a pink one to survive up here...

The one I saw in Pine Grove,PA ,just gets me some strange looks,its growing next to a truckstop,and the drivers are all looking at me weird in the first place,but when I kinda walk in the guys yard where its growing,to see it and the flowers up close...well.thats just not something truck drivers do...male or female...LOL
Pardancanda
"down the Shore", NJ
(Zone 7a)

November 17, 2002
3:05 PM

Post #411665

tarogers, I can grow crepe myrtles here, but they die back to the ground most winters, then regrow about 3 or 4 feet from the roots and bloom in the late fall. A little farther south in NJ they grow as trees and look amazing.
Ponditis
Payette, ID
(Zone 7a)

November 17, 2002
5:43 PM

Post #411776

Thanks MaVie, I meant to say that I had never seen one in person that I know of. I sure hope this little one makes it.
TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

November 17, 2002
6:39 PM

Post #411802

Until lately I did not know how many different colors, types and sizes they had. Take a look crapemyrtles.com and you will be ammazed. I defently want want want ♫ some of the mini and ground cover varities ♫.




I cut and pasted the Hyperlink but did not work. crapemyrtles.com Thanks Evert!!

This message was edited Sunday, Nov 17th 2:43 PM

This message was edited Sunday, Nov 17th 2:49 PM
Evert
Helsinki
Finland
(Zone 4b)


November 17, 2002
6:46 PM

Post #411807

http://www.crapemyrtles.com
Georgiaredclay
lagrange, GA
(Zone 7a)

November 17, 2002
6:56 PM

Post #411811

They grow wild here. I have several that I can get next spring if any one wants.
Ponditis
Payette, ID
(Zone 7a)

November 18, 2002
4:27 AM

Post #412172

So somebody answer me a question. Are crape myrtles and mimosa related?
Pardancanda
"down the Shore", NJ
(Zone 7a)

November 18, 2002
1:03 PM

Post #412316

Absolutely not. And I was wondering how we got into crape myrtles here also!!! John
TARogers5
Kingston, OK
(Zone 7a)

November 18, 2002
3:42 PM

Post #412430

My fault guess my record jumped track HA HA. Must be my age.
Ponditis
Payette, ID
(Zone 7a)

November 18, 2002
4:12 PM

Post #412449

LOL I was getting so confused. I was wondering if turning 50 had made my brain into mush. I guess I will go eat some mush now to keep reminding my brain that that is where it is headed so hang on tight for a LOONNNNGGGGGG time.
PlanterRik
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

November 19, 2002
2:51 PM

Post #413153

A note about hardiness in the North -- In New York City, there was a pink mimosa I passed often and looked forward to its blooms every year. Also, down lower Lafayette Street, the city planted crape myrtles along a couple of blocks. They were relatively small (6-10'), but grew and bloomed each year.

NYC is, on the other hand, an unusual, artificial microclimate, 10-15 degrees warmer than surrounding areas in winter. The temperature is raised by the concentration of heated buildings.

We have a few volunteer mimosas (pink) on the property here that I have to take up. The initial arching stems are perhaps 2.5-3.5' long. I wouldn't mind trying to get them up with enough roots for transplant. Anyone interested could gain a couple of years on seed.

The seed do have a hard casing that is usually weakened in the digestive tracts of birds (which is how they reached our property when there are no mimosa trees for miles). I haven't tried growing mimosas, but in every other case in which I have encountered this, the easy solution was nicking (I use nail clippers) and soaking the seeds. I would do it in the spring, or now, if they can be raised indoors or in a heated greenhouse. I wouldn't expect new seedlings to survive a hard winter outdoors.

By the way, does anyone have fresh Mimosa pudica/Sensitivity Plant seeds they can share? I have a request for a lot of plants, but I only have a few seeds that are several years old and not eager to germinate.
jishro
near....Warren, OH
(Zone 5a)

April 28, 2008
12:04 PM

Post #4875810

I've been away from Dave's for a few years due to health, but I am happy to report that one of the seeds that "jcf" was kind enough to send is now a 15' tree with a trunk diameter of nearly 6". It bloomed heavily last year (2007) and produced many seed pods which I have potted for germination and plan to transplant as soon as they are big enough. I am including a picture from last year (2007). THANK YOU SO MUCH "JCF" WE ARE VERY HAPPY WITH OUR MIMOSA!

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artemiss
Toledo, OH
(Zone 5b)

April 28, 2008
10:12 PM

Post #4878651

MMM. I love mimosas.
CajuninKy
Biggs, KY
(Zone 6a)

April 29, 2008
2:20 AM

Post #4880000

We had them in La. They also grow wild here in Ky. I have never thought to save any seed pods. I'll have to try and remember to do that.
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

May 11, 2008
3:23 AM

Post #4935066

Our mimosa tree bloomed beautifully last year! Winter winds threw seed pods all over the yard and garden and scattered the seeds within... I have little doubt that I will be finding lots of little seedlings this summer!
LiliMerci
North of Atlanta, GA
(Zone 8a)

May 11, 2008
5:33 PM

Post #4937067

I love this plant. Reminds me of my childhood. We had one across the street from us and we use to climb this tree all the time. I read that in Georgia, it is considered "invasive". Also, from the building where I use to work, there is a HUMONGOUS Mimosa tree. It is probably very very old. The trunk of this mimosa tree is huge! They are building a subdivision there now and the tree is still there.
imzadi
Jackson, SC
(Zone 8a)

May 13, 2008
2:14 AM

Post #4943300

i had one at my old house and had to cut it down after like 13 years being there as it started to rot from the inside out. nurseryman said it was from a wound the tree got long ago and just rotted from the inside out. now at my new place seedlings in my old plant pots are everywhere.

haven had one bloom yet but cant wait.

JWLW

JWLW
Atkinson, NH
(Zone 5a)

October 7, 2008
7:54 PM

Post #5644039

I just received some white and pink mimosa seed pods and I would be willing to share a few.

Liza
JonnaSudenius

(Zone 6b)

October 7, 2008
8:31 PM

Post #5644137

JWLW, can you tell me the botanical name, so I can see it is hardy in my zone?
CajuninKy
Biggs, KY
(Zone 6a)

October 7, 2008
9:29 PM

Post #5644292

I did not know there was a white variety. I would like to see a pic of that.

JWLW

JWLW
Atkinson, NH
(Zone 5a)

October 8, 2008
12:30 PM

Post #5646310

Sorry but I received these seeds from a swap...they are from Kentucky..All the lady said was White and Pink Mimosa...I live in NH and I doubt they would make it up here...There is a Mimosa the "Helen Keller" but I haven't been able to find one...it does live in Zone 5.
RainbowRider
Brunswick, GA
(Zone 9a)

December 6, 2008
10:49 PM

Post #5865696

I harvested some Mimosa seed pods last year and zip locked them in a baggie. After a couple of weeks i was about to plant the seeds and noticed that they had holes bored in them by small black beetles. It was the first time it ever happened. So now i take them out of the pod and inspect each seed before storing. Just wondering if anyone else has this problem. Maybe i need to dust them with an insecticide ?
Thanks,

Larry
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

December 6, 2008
10:58 PM

Post #5865723

I've had similar problems with hollyhock seeds (some sort of weevil, I think).

I've never harvested the seeds from mine, but I get plenty of cute little seedlings. You can tell they're not the dominant weed in my garden, since they're still "cute." :-)
MamawK
Lewisburg, KY
(Zone 6b)

December 7, 2008
4:16 AM

Post #5866749

I have lots of Mimosa seeds (Albizia julibrissin ). http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1764/
I have picked a bunch already and many more still on the tree in the yard. Send me a dmail.!
RainbowRider
Brunswick, GA
(Zone 9a)

December 8, 2008
5:16 PM

Post #5870908

You're right Critterologist, the little devils that burrowed into my seeds were indeed weevils. They have a kind of a probiscus thing forward of the head.
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

December 8, 2008
5:54 PM

Post #5871045

Hi,
I have three Mimosa seeds tree lives in Beltchertown, Mass. I dont know what color it is. Dmail me if you would like them.
Robin
LiliMerci
North of Atlanta, GA
(Zone 8a)

December 9, 2008
12:56 AM

Post #5872491

They grow like weeds here. I have seeds if anyone need some.
RainbowRider
Brunswick, GA
(Zone 9a)

December 10, 2008
5:05 AM

Post #5876959

Thanks everyone for the mimosa seeds offer. I only have Pindo butia capitata seeds for trade right now.

There is a variety of mimosa that have chocolate colored foliage and i think they bloom in pink colors.

Larry
LiliMerci
North of Atlanta, GA
(Zone 8a)

December 10, 2008
2:10 PM

Post #5877518

I have never seen the chocolate-colored foilage, but mine do have pink flowers. They are so pretty! I love them, but they are considered "invasive" here in Georgia.
MamawK
Lewisburg, KY
(Zone 6b)

December 11, 2008
5:04 AM

Post #5880396

If you want some just send me a SASE. Your welcome to them.
LynnPhillips
Buckley, WA
(Zone 7b)

December 11, 2008
5:48 AM

Post #5880518

I bought the Chocolate Silk Mimosa last fall. It is so cute. I will save seeds for anyone when it flowers. I don't know when to expect it to flower, next year, later? It is about 5-6' tall.
LiliMerci
North of Atlanta, GA
(Zone 8a)

December 11, 2008
5:55 AM

Post #5880526

I would love to see photos when they flowered. How cool is that!
WormsLovSharon
Las Vegas, NV

December 12, 2008
5:23 AM

Post #5883725

I also have a Chocolate Silk Mimosa. I planted two in the same hole to get multiple branches. (I have done this with old species of Mimosas and had no problems.) One did great an the other one died. Now I have to fight with Wayside Gardens. I paid $149,00 per plant (tree). Wish me luck. If anyone else needs seed, my regular Mimosa in the driveway garden must have at least two hundred pods. They are free just D-Mail me with your address. No Postage. Santa Clause will pay.
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

December 15, 2010
4:05 AM

Post #8261055

I have PLENTY of the pink mimosa seeds/pods if anyone is still in need of them, just dmail me. I pull up baby mimosa trees out of all my plant pots and out of my flowerbeds every spring.
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

December 15, 2010
4:07 AM

Post #8261057

LynnPhillips wrote:I bought the Chocolate Silk Mimosa last fall. It is so cute. I will save seeds for anyone when it flowers. I don't know when to expect it to flower, next year, later? It is about 5-6' tall.


I would like to have some of the seed. I will dmail you my address.

Thanks!
LiliMerci
North of Atlanta, GA
(Zone 8a)

January 12, 2011
10:22 AM

Post #8306685

They are on the invasive plants here in Georgia. I love the mimosa, they are so pretty!
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

January 20, 2011
5:03 PM

Post #8321292

Butterflies and hummingbirds love them too!!!!

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