Albizia julibrissin 'Summer Chocolate'

Also known as:

  • Silk Tree
  • Mimosa

Plant Type

tree

Zones

6a-9b

Size

H:20'-20'
W:15'-15'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

lean, well-drained

Water Needs:

regular, dry in summer

Sun Exposure:

sun

Features

Flower Color:

pink

Foliage Color:

bronze, burgundy, purple, chocolate

Wildlife:

butterflies, hummingbirds

Flower Season:

summer

Foliage Season:

deciduous

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Dancing Oaks Nursery

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Monmouth, Oregon

503-838-6058

Gossler Farms

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Springfield, Oregon

541-746-3922

Forestfarm

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Williams, Oregon

541-846-7269

Fantastic Plants

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Bartlett, Tennessee

901-438-1912

Avant Gardens

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Dartmouth, Massachusetts

508-998-8819

Garden World

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10506 Broadacres Road Hubbard, Oregon

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503-982-2380

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Dancing Oaks Nursery

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Monmouth, Oregon

503-838-6058

Gossler Farms

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Springfield, Oregon

541-746-3922

Avant Gardens

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Dartmouth, Massachusetts

508-998-8819

Morrison's Home and Garden

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90 Long Pond Rd Plymouth, Massachusetts

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(508) 746-0970

kstier@watershedmedia.com

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Specialty perennials, shrubs, and fruit trees.

Heritage Seedlings

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Salem, Oregon

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Description by: Gossler Farms

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Springfield, Oregon

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A silk tree with rich purple fern like foliage. This plant seems to be slower, smaller growing than the species. Check out the foliage in the dark as it closes. Our 20 year old plant is 10’ tall.

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Description by: Garden World

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Hubbard, Oregon

503-982-2380

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Deciduous tree with a lovely, arching vase-shaped habit and domed canopy. Fern-like, compound foliage emerges green in the spring, changes to a dark red, then by the summer is reddish-bronze to chocolate brown. Fuzzy pinkish and white flowers show up in late summer and transform into flat seed pods in the fall that persist into winter. Drought resistant once established, as well as tolerant to some salt spray. Growth Rate fast, 12"+ annually

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Description by: Heritage Seedlings

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Salem, Oregon

503-585-9835

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With its striking burgundy foliage, this much sought-after small tree always turns heads. The leaves emerge green in spring, but quickly become reddish-purple in the sun. Growing quickly to 20 ft., it is even more wide spreading than the species. Unlike the leaves, the flowers remain the light pink color of the species, and contrast nicely with the dark red foliage. 'Summer Chocolate' fills a niche for a purple-leafed plant that will not turn green or succumb to intense summer heat and humidity in the South, yet also tolerates the high pH soils, low humidity, and intense sunlight of Southern California. Order early to reserve yours.

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Description by: Fantastic Plants

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Bartlett, Tennessee

901-438-1912

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Leaves emerge green and quickly turn a fantastic chocolate brown that is outstanding in the landscape. Fuzzy pink flowers in the summer add even more interest. A small tree of 15 - 20 foot tall.

Description by: Forestfarm

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Williams, Oregon

541-846-7269

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Striking burgundy-chocolate-brown foliage keeps its color summer into fall (even in SE heat ; humidity) on this airy small (to 20'x 15') tree with its fuzzy soft pink flowers.; a standout in the landscape. PP13822. S-P/M/GDr

Description by: Avant Gardens

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Dartmouth, Massachusetts

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A fast growing small tree with fine textured burgundy-bronze foliage and puffy pink flowers in summer. It does very well in the southern states despite summer heat and humidity, and makes a stunning container subject in colder climates. We have successfully wintered this over in southeastern MA (zone 6), by siting in a protected south facing spot in front of a stone wall, although it does get some dieback. We've also wintered 'Summer Chocolate' over in an unheated frost frame without any problem. 1-2' spring shipping size.

Description by: Dancing Oaks Nursery

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Monmouth, Oregon

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One of the most dramatic foliage plants in years with dark and lacy burgundy leaves. Slow growing tree to 15'

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