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Question: Mimosa

dear expert

I had the misfortune of planting a beautiful flowery mimosa from a 20 cm pot with a beautiful 2 cm non-shrub trunk and with a good root system for March 8, making a nice bucona and watering it often for the first two weeks . It quickly faded and the leaves wilted so before removing it they suggested a strong pruning continuing to water generously every other day. The branches have remained green inside them, can I hope for a recovery and what signs should be observed and in what period? When do I have to give up?


Planting mimosa: Answer: Mimosa

Dear Marcello,

Thank you for contacting us regarding questions about Mimosa.

MIMOSA which belongs to the family of mimosaceae which find an optimal growth situation in our areas of the warm temperate coastal strip on well-drained fertile humid soils that tend to be acidic. It is an evergreen shrub plant, has a smooth trunk, greyish branches and green-silver colored leaves and is very sensitive to colds and high summer temperatures.

The most widespread species in Italy is the one called Acacia decurrens dealbata which is an evergreen shrub and has a smooth trunk, grayish branches and green-silver colored leaves and is very sensitive to colds and high summer temperatures.

It then produces the classic yellow-flaky flowers used for cutting and which can occur from February to April depending on the climatic conditions.

We believe the problem with its plant is due to the classic "transplant crisis". In fact, if the plant was planted too deep and received too much water after the transplant, it underwent a radical stress, which manifested by causing the leaves to fall abundantly.

In his case it is advisable to verify that the roots are still active, possibly reconsidering a new transplant, being careful to eliminate the damaged or rotting roots. We advise not to exceed in the watering not to create stagnations that block the root development and create rottenness at the roots.

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