Alert: Limited Online Availability

As summer approaches, we must limit our stock of plants available for online purchase. Please visit your local garden center or consider pre-ordering for 2023, available later this year.

Chocolate Fountain™ Mimosa Tree

Albizia julibrissin 'NCAJ1' PP #25,813

The first and only of its kind! Dramatic, deep purple, fern-like foliage graces the pendulous, weeping habit, enhanced by delicate pink flowers in summer. An elegant accent for smaller spaces or containers. This small tree doesn't mind the heat and is tough, trouble-free and drought resistant in the landscape. Deciduous.
There are very few rules in gardening, but perhaps the most important one is to work within your zone. Choosing plants that grow and thrive in your particular climate is the very first step toward having a beautiful garden . Learn More

Your climate might be too cold for this plant:


Full sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.


Due to the seasonal nature of plants, availability at your local garden center is not guaranteed. Give them a call before visiting.

Find more stores near me >
Set Zip to See Prices
More Information
Botanical Pronunciational-BIZ-ee-uh ju-lee-BRI-sin
Average Size at MaturityGrows 15 to 20 ft. tall, 12 to 15 ft. wide; grows smaller in containers.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasUse this dwarf weeping tree with unique foliage color to accent smaller landscapes in warm climates. Plant along driveways and parking strips to create shade and a cooling effect. Silk tree is an historically correct tree for front or back lawns of Victorian homes. A beautiful accent to Spanish architecture, ranches and Santa Fe designed homes. Equally suited to shading tropical gardens filled with understory exotics.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorPurple
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Tropical
Growth HabitWeeping
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer, Firescaping/Firewise, Poolside, Specimen, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Waterwise, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsCalifornia Lilac (Ceanothus); Rose (Rosa); Coneflower (Echinacea); Russian Sage (Perovskia); False Cypress (Chamaecyparis)

Grows easily in poor to moderately fertile, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established in the landscape, reduce frequency; tolerates moderate, periodic drought, particularly in coastal regions. In containers, continue to water regularly. Feed in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-10

USDA Cold Hardiness Zone Map

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone:

Your climate may be too cold for this plant