Mimosa Tree Roots - Knowledgebase Question

Beaverton, OR
Question by deborah43
July 28, 2005
Will Mimosa roots damage a sidewalk or driveway?


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Answer from NGA
July 28, 2005

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The answer really depends upon how far away from the sidewalk and driveway you intend to plant your mimosa tree. As a general rule of thumb, the roots of a mimosa will be concentrated in the top 18-24 inches of soil and extend out one and one-half times the diameter of the canopy. Hope this information helps you determine the answer to your question!

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