Tree? Funny looking white cotton like blooms

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Date Photo Taken: 04/23/2013
Location: McDonough, GA
Posted By: mannaribbit


I moved into my home 3.5 years ag0. We have 2.5 wooded acres. This tree (?) is in my front yard and I have no clue what it is. I want to make sure I am caring for it properly. I have noticed it is growing into the pathway and almost seems to be getting tangled within itself. In spring it starts with these strange almost caterpillar/cotton like blooms, then it turns all green. Any ideas?


  1. Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:

    I can’t see the blooms. Could it be a fringetree? They’re blooming now.

    April 24th, 2013 at 5:08 pm
  2. parityanimal Flower Fanatic says:

    Could it be a Mimosa caesalpiniifolia? The “caterpillar/cotton like blooms” and the shaping of the branches suggests that to me…

    April 29th, 2013 at 9:04 pm
  3. Amanda Unregistered says:

    The blooms appear suddenly and go away just as fast

    May 6th, 2013 at 12:39 am
  4. parityanimal Flower Fanatic says:

    Did they look like this?

    May 7th, 2013 at 6:02 pm
  5. mannaribbit Registered says:

    Very similar, mine are more compact

    May 14th, 2013 at 2:50 am
  6. parityanimal Flower Fanatic says:

    I’m leaning toward the white Mimosa then. 🙂

    May 16th, 2013 at 11:01 pm

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