The Q&A Archives: Sensitive Plant

Question: We have a Mimosa (sensitive plant), it is getting to be really big there a way we can trim it without hurting the plant?

Answer: Mimosa trees respond well to pruning, and you can prune after flowering has finished. If your tree is quite overgrown, you'll want to prune in steps, taking 2-3 years to complete the job. If it's just beginning to grow too large, you can easily remove one-third of the live material without harming your tree. If you need to remove more than that, cut it back by one-third this year, then cut it back again next year and the third year, until it's the right size for your landscape.

« Click to go to the homepage

» Ask a question of your own

Q&A Library Searching Tips

  • When singular and plural spellings differ, as in peony and peonies, try both.
  • Search terms are not case sensitive.

Today's site banner is by plantmanager and is called "Captivating Caladiums"