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Albizia Julibrissin 'Summer Chocolate'. Silk Tree.

The Albizia Julibrissin 'Summer Chocolate', more commonly known as the Silk or Mimosa Tree is a very showy looking shrub or small tree. Flowering from an early age it produces amazing exotic looking flowers in clusters at the ends of the branches from July to September. 'Pincushion' like in shape they are pink and white with long silky stamens and a beautiful melon scent perfect for attracting butterflies and bees to your garden. The leaves are equally attractive being a striking bronze-purple colour, pinnately divided resembling delicate feathers or ferns in shape. Emerging leaves are a bronze green. Naturally developing a pleasing broad dome, umbrella shape, very little pruning is necessary and little maintenance is needed to bring a feeling of the mediterranean to your garden with these tropical looking trees. 

Deciduous but perfectly hardy in the UK. 


These specimens are exceptional quality from Specialist Growers. Photos 1-3 show some of the actual trees coming into stock from Spring 2024. Please Note: Heights stated include pot sizes.

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  • Latin Name: Albizia Julibrissin 'Summer Chocolate'.

    Common Name: Persian Acacia. Silk Tree. Mimosa Tree. 

    Origin: China. Iran. Japan.

    Hardiness: -5 degrees.

    Growth Characteristics: Deciduous. Clusters of scented flowers at the ends of the stems between July and Sept. Blooms are very showy, fluffy pink and white with long pink silkly stamens. Bronze-purple finely pinnately divided leaves. Naturally develops an umbrella shaped crown. Small to moderately sized tree. Low maintenance.   

    Sunlight: Full sun/partial shade.

    Exposure: Sheltered from wind. 

    Soil: Not fussy as long as it is well drained soil. 

    Moisture: Keep moist. 

    Feeding: Feed with a balanced fertilizer in Spring. 

  • Pre-order Now For Delivery From Spring 2024.


    All palms and plants have been imported with phytosanitary certificates from top quality growers

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