MIMOSA TREE - Knowledgebase Question

PASADENA, MD
Question by SHERRY31700
July 10, 2005
I HAVE A THREE YEAR OLD MIMOSA TREE THAT IS DOING GREAT EXCEPT IT HAS NEVER BLOOMED THE PRETTY PINK FLOWER THAT IT'S SUPPOSED TO GET. DO YOU KNOW WHY THIS MIGHT HAPPEN? THANKS ALOT...SHERRY FLEMISTER


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Answer from NGA
July 10, 2005

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There are four common reasons for non-blooming in Mimosa trees - inadequate sunshine, late frost, too much fertilizer, and immaturity. If your Mimosa is getting full sunshine, adequate water, and not too much fertilizer, it should bloom each spring. If it has never bloomed but otherwise looks healthy, it may be too young to flower. Some trees and shrubs take quite a while to mature to the point where they can support flowers yet continue to grow. Give your tree a little more time and it should perform as expected. If you regularly fertilze the area near your Mimosa, your tree may be getting an overdose of nitrogen, which could result in lots of foliage, at the expense of flowers. Eventually the tree will adjust and put its energy into flower production, but until then, it may just put on lots of new growth. Best wishes with your Mimosa!

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