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Re: Mimosa with better then average color in bloom.
Posted by Jim Wilmington DE 7a on 6/28/2017, 11:13 am, in reply to "Re: Mimosa with better then average color in bloom."
Totally out of the loop on the wilt disease.
I do notice relatively young specimens that are leafless, but I see more living ones than dead.
Hopefully, as the species is so abundant and vigorous, perhaps natural selection will allow for resistant trees to procreate as dead & dying trees stop producing seed.
They are often viewed as a weed tree, but I like them. Visually, they work in a few disparate situations: River/creek banks, solitary mature specimens in the middle of medium-sized front yards... Would be so awesome if they were evergreen. But, given their very late leaf flush in spring, they are bare a good 6 months of the year. And bare mimosas don't do it for me.
Jim, Wilmington, DE, 7a
Last 30 Years Avg. Winter Low: 7.50F
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Last 10 Years Avg. Winter Low: 8.40F
Favorite Palms: Species: Phoenix Canariensis / Genus: Sabal
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