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Acacia dealbata: the winter mimosa

Acacia dealbata: the winter mimosa

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Acacia dealbata, popularly known as winter mimosa, adorns our gardens with a superb golden yellow bloom from January to March depending on the climate.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Acacia dealbata
Family : Mimosaceae
Type: Tree

: 4 to 10 m
Exposure : Sunny
Ground : Well drained and sandy

Foliage : Persistent -Flowering : Winter

Planting acacia dealbata

Acacia dealbata is planted indifferently to spring or atautumn in a sunny spot ideally sheltered from the wind. It should be noted, however, that the Acacia Dealbata tolerates slightly windy locations.

Acacia dealbata therefore likes rather sunny and sheltered places but also and especially well-drained soils.

  • Acacia dealbata is only suitable for areas in the Mediterranean or bordering the Atlantic
  • You will avoid heavy and clayey soils.
  • In calcareous soil, prefer a grafted mimosa which will adapt better to this type of soil
  • Follow our planting advice.
  • Multiplication of mimosa by cuttings in summer.

If you choose acacia dealbata in a pot, for a balcony or terrace, its scent will fill the place with the appearance of the first flowers.

In regions with harsh winters, prefer planting acacia dealbata in a pot so that it can be brought in in winter

Acacia dealbata in winter

Acacia dealbata can resist freezing when it is moderate (-5 ° maximum) but especially when it does not lasts too long.

For the potted mimosa, its frost resistance is less important, take it away from frost, in a cool room during winter if it freezes in your area.

  • You can also use a wintering veil that envelops the antlers from the first genleae and protects the mimosa from frost
  • Also protect the foot with a good mulch of dried leaves

In full ground and if it's freezing heavily in your area, protect your tree by following our tips for protecting plants against the cold.

Pruning, caring for acacia dealbata

The pruning of acacia dealbata is carried out after flowering because if you cut your tree in winter, you will not have any flowers.

  • Slightly cut off the flowering stems.
  • As soon as they appear, remove rejections that grow directly on the ground, as they weaken the rest of the tree.

Yes, at the end of winter, you see branches damaged and blackened by frost, don’t hesitate to prune them as they may weaken the tree.

Watering the acacia dealbata

Acacia dealbata is not a tree that needs a lot of watering, unless it is in a pot.

he fear excess humidity which tend to rot the roots and therefore your tree.

Watering acacia dealbata in the ground:

It is necessary water in case of prolonged drought but the reserves contained in the soil should be sufficient for the needs of the mimosa.

Watering acacia dealbata in pots:

Mimosas grown in pots require a regular watering But limited in winter, when it's not freezing.

In summer and in case of strong heat, water in the evening to prevent the water from evaporating immediately.

To know about the acacia dealbata

Acacia dealbata is renowned for its superb golden yellow bloom that adorns gardens and terraces in the heart of winter or early spring.

Its foliage is persistent and its flowering is pleasantly scented.

It is indeed in the heart of winter that this tree takes on all its colors and comes to perfume the gardens with its very recognizable scent.

You can also enjoy the benefits of acacia dealbata on your patio by planting it in a large container and watering it as soon as the soil becomes dry.

Acacia dealbata was introduced to the Azure side in 1820 and there are more than 1,200 species of mimosa around the world.

Note that there is some confusion in the name that what is commonly called Mimosa is in fact an acacia while what is called acacia is actually the Robinia.

Smart tip about Acacia dealbata

No need to add fertilizer because the Mimosa does not have any no need for fertilizer, especially when planting.

A simple mulching is enough, it will prevent water from evaporating and weeds from growing.

Video: Wild Edibles. Crystallized Mimosa Flowers (July 2022).


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