Chocolate Fountain™ Mimosa Tree
Albizia julibrissin 'NCAJ1' PP #25,813
|Description||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.|
|Watering||Once established water during dry spells.|
|Mature Size||Grows 15 to 20 ft. tall, 12 to 15 ft. wide; grows smaller in containers.|
|Special Features||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise, Compact Form|
|Flower Attributes||Showy Flowers|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Landscape Use||Container, Poolside|
|Design Ideas||Use 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.|
|Companion Plants||California Lilac (Ceanothus); Rose (Rosa); Coneflower (Echinacea); Russian Sage (Perovskia); False Cypress (Chamaecyparis)|
|Care||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.|
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