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Your right, you see this tree everywhere in Texas. It grows fast and die's fast. It's roots tear up sidewalks and foundations. They also grow like weeds everywhere but mostly on a fence line. I would call this a trash tree. The only thing pretty about it is the blossom.
We have 3 mimosa trees in our front yard, and the 2 end ones are doing NOTHING this year, when last year at this time, they were in full bloom. The one in the middle bloomed beautiful purple in early spring, (last summer it had the same pink flowers as the other two.) It also has this terrible creeping vine plant wrapped thru it this year that seems to be taking over. Can the trees die that quickly,? (they are about 35 feet high, and about as wide) and what do you do wih the vine wrapping through it? It's actually attaching itself to the tree. Also, the tree is loaded with huge carpenter ants. Help! We just moved here last summer so we don't know much about the natural vegetation. Thanks for any help you can offer.
Also, do the flowers create any type of danger to dogs ingesting them? My dachsaund went crazy last year trying to get to the flowers on the ground, and eating as many as she could reach. Might they have a sweet taste? Has any body else's dog done this?
This is one beautiful tree, the one and only downfall is that it will spread like wildfire, and I mean everywhere, i've been pulling little ones out of all my plants, in places you wouldn't even think it could grow. Be sure you want this before you plant it. In my rural area there was not one of these trees, until I decided I wanted one, got 2 from my mother-in-laws, she tried to tell me I didn't want it, but I thought I knew better, now they are all over this area, not just my yard, sorry I ever brought it home. You can not get rid of them once they are there. So think three times before you do, your neighbors might not like these trees, and they will have them in their yard also.