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Re: Root spread of a Mimosa Tree

Re: Root spread of a Mimosa Tree
Posted by: Newt (IP Logged)
Date: February 06, 2008 01:17


Hi Marion,

With no disrespect to Chris, I would NEVER plant a tree 4' from any structure. The roots of trees grow beyond the mature canopy of a tree. With a Mimosa, part of the beauty of the tree is it's form, so keeping it pruned to 4' wide will probably make for an ugly tree when it wants to grow to 25' or 35' wide. Lots of good info here. Do read about 'Roots' under 'Other' at the bottom right of page 2. The roots of these trees will surface and lift sidewalks over time.
[hort.ifas.ufl.edu]

You don't say where you live, but there are many columnar trees that would be more appropriate in such a spot. Maybe these sites will be helpful.
[edis.ifas.ufl.edu]
[www.urbanforestryservices.com]
[forums.arborday.org]

Newt

Subject Posted By Posted
|  Root spread of a Mimosa Tree Marion 26/01/2008 14:50
||  Re: Root spread of a Mimosa Tree chris 28/01/2008 08:36
||  Re: Root spread of a Mimosa Tree Newt 06/02/2008 01:17
|||  Re: Root spread of a Mimosa Tree Marion 13/03/2008 11:12
||||  You are welcome Newt 14/03/2008 15:05
||||  Re: Root spread of a Mimosa Tree jill whiteman 19/06/2008 15:17
|||||  Re: Root spread of a Mimosa Tree Newt 23/06/2008 16:18
||||||  Re: Root spread of a Mimosa Tree Malcolm Derrick 06/07/2008 16:12
|||||||  Re: Root spread of a Mimosa Tree Newt 07/07/2008 02:27
||  Re: Root spread of a Mimosa Tree monto 24/03/2009 11:07

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