Mimosa pruning - Knowledgebase Question

Rohnert Park, CA
Question by morgill
September 22, 2005
Can the Mimosa be pruned? I am planting a tree in my front yard but want to control the size.

Answer from NGA
September 22, 2005


You can control the size of a mimosa with pruning. Wait until early spring, just as the buds begin to swell on the branches. Cut them back by about one-third, trying to cut just in front of a bud scar. This is where new growth will develop. Eventually your mimosa will develop a full canopy and you should be able to maintain the size with some selective pruning. Best wishes with your tree!

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