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Mimosa Acacia Dealbata

pennymaxpennymax Posts: 55

Hi All, I have recently purchased 2 Mimosa acacia dealbata shrubs,  I have to say they look very delicate and at the moment and i have them on my utility room window sill as i am unsure where to keep them.  I would appreciate help and advice on what type of soil to plant up and where to position in my garden.   As you can tell i am a novice at gardening but i do enjoy it.  Many Thanks.  

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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 19,511

    In the UK they need to be planted in full sun in well drained soil and sheltered form strong winds and heavy frosts as they are only hardy to about -5C.  Here's what the RHS says - https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/24107/Acacia-dealbata/Details

    I have one in my new garden here in western France and its rather large and didn't bat an eyelid at the -6C we had this winter.  This is it in full flower in February.  I have since removed the lower branches to allow us to pass with the mower but it remains quite a considerable tree.

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  • pennymaxpennymax Posts: 55

    Hi Obelixx,   Thank you for your reply and the link you added is most helpful. I had no idea they grow to that size,  when my plants arrived there was no information  or guide sent with them. I had mentioned that i am a novice at gardening so for me that is a lesson learned.image  Thanks again

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 19,511

    I suspect you can prune them to keep them to a manageable size but have no idea what that would do for their flowering capacity.   Next time you fancy a plant, try googling it first to find out if it suits your situation.  The RHS and good nursery and plant sales sites will give info about size, hardiness, best position and soil needed etc.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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