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can I prune an acacia mimosa dealbata?

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I think my tree is beautiful and it smells amazing in winter, but my neighbour has complained about it's size and spread. (It has grown very rapidly to 40 foot). Is it likely to get any bigger and can I prune it? Your help greatly appreciated.

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Hum are you sure that is what it is? This site says it only grows to about 26 foot...

14 Apr, 2009


Yup, Definitely a dealbata. I have this problem with a lot of my shrubs. Am I using too much compost???!!!

14 Apr, 2009


My RHS book says that they grow to between 50 and 100 feet!!!!

Unfortunately, it also says that Acacias resent hard pruning. You can, however, 'trim' it after flowering - I guess that's now, is it? Be careful not to cut it back too hard.

14 Apr, 2009


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8 Oct, 2009



8 Oct, 2009


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8 Oct, 2009


Karlos - you need to post this as your own question not tag it on to this one

8 Oct, 2009

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