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By Aleyna

Bracatinga (Mimosa Scrabella)

Spring is showing the first flowers. The bracatingas of my yard are flowery. Soon the bees will be around the flowers.

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The Acacias start here in January. So your spring has sprung!

13 Sep, 2018


Yes! And I'm very happy!

13 Sep, 2018


It is actually a Mimosa. I looked it up to see if it was close to the acacias we have here, and found it is different. I just hope it isn't as invasive as the acacia; which gives a very good wood for a fire, but the roots are weak and will put up new growth from the roots, making it hard to control.

15 Sep, 2018


Great plant mine died we have nt the right weather.

15 Sep, 2018


Bracatingas are one of the same family as Mimosas, which is an Acaccia Mimosa. This one is Mimosa Scabrella. The foliage and flowers of the two species are different. The Acacia mimosa offers clusters with tiny yellow flowers, about 2 to 3 millimeters in diameter, while the Scabrella offers 4 or 5 flowers in the shape of a chalice, with flowers approximately 10mm in diameter. Bees give preference to these larger flowers. In fact I have not seen bees in the mimosa acacia yet. The resulting scabrella honey has already been awarded internationally.
There is also another type of acacia, called Black Acacia (Acacia Decurrens) that is used for the production of furniture and also as firewood. This is a species that needs to be controlled because it is highly invasive. Planted forests of black acacia are inspected and controlled by the Department of Environment.

I believe you must be referring to the Acacia podalyriifolia, Acacia Mimosa, which has bunch-shaped flowers, rounded and silvery leaves, and an unmistakable perfume. They go cold, but they do not like the winds and they are difficult to transplant.

17 Sep, 2018


We have the Acacia melanoxylon, which I have been getting to my barrac√£o so it will remain dry. Great wood, but very difficult to dry if it gets wet in the winter. It is also considered 100% invasive, but its real problem is how weak it is. Tropical Storm Helene just passed to the north of us, with not particularly strong winds (gust of 100 kph is a normal winter storm) and the only damage I had were a couple of Acacia limbs that got ripped off the trunk (they were around 10cm thick). I have a couple of acacias that have been blown over in my woods, and they either lean a lot, or if they got uprooted, they get turned into firewood after a couple of years. But it is a sustainable tree. I cut them at the main trunk, and new branches will come up right away - it is almost impossible to kill.

18 Sep, 2018


Yes that's the one Aleyna.

18 Sep, 2018

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