Growing a Chocolate Mimosa Tree

I purchased 7 ft root container chocolate mimosa tee through the mail and planted it last November in Texas. There are no new signs of growth, but the trunk appears to be free when scratched with a coin. Is it dead? If not when will I see growth?

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March 24, 20180 found this helpful
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The Chocolate Mimosa Tree is a little different from the original mimosas but the general statement is the tree should be about 10 feet tall before it blooms.

  • That is for when it blooms but from what I have read, the leaves should start appearing sometime between late March and end of April so it may just take a couple more weeks for yours to show some signs or life.
  • Leaf Out Dates in the Midwest: Expect tree bloom in the Midwest when warmer temperatures get on a steady schedule, around mid-April.
  • It is possible your tree may have been planted too late in the winter to have had time to become safe to last over the cold winter months.
  • I do not know how cold it got in your area but it is possible it needed protection if/when temperature fell below freezing for a long period of time.
  • Here is one site with information about your tree:
  • If it does not show life signs soon you may want to contact your local Extension Service and ask them your questions.
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  • You can find your local office from this site.
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March 25, 20180 found this helpful
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Take a "nip" from the tree and see if it is green underneath, this will tell you if it is still alive. You should see a little growth the end of April, little shoots will start forming along the tree trunk. By the look of you photo, it would seem that it is just dormant right now.

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March 24, 20180 found this helpful

These trees are drought resistant. If you have a good root system, it is probably not dead. Here is a good article.

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