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When I was a kid (the 60s & 70s), I remember Mimosas being very marginal in this area. But, since the frigid mid 80s, they've been bulletproof. They even got through the vortex winters okay.
Many here are used as specimen "spotlight" yard trees. When allowed (by nature & man) to grow out to maturity, their spreading nature creates a wealth of shade underneath. Just one Mimosa creates its own forest canopy. Too bad it isn't evergreen.
Jim, Wilmington, DE, 7a
Last 30 Years Avg. Winter Low: 7.50F
Last 20 Years Avg. Winter Low: 8.35F
Last 10 Years Avg. Winter Low: 8.40F
Favorite Palms: Species: Phoenix Canariensis / Genus: Sabal