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Summer Chocolate Mimosa Tree

Albizia julibrissin 'Summer Chocolate'

Pronunciation: al-BIZ-ee-uh ju-lee-BRI-sin
SKU #00199
7-10

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OVERVIEW
Description This fast growing, deciduous tree has a wide, umbrella shaped canopy with beautiful bronze-green, fern-like leaves appearing in late spring. The foliage deepens to a rich chocolate-burgundy color in summer, and is adorned by delicate, pink, pincushion-like blooms in late summer. Thrives in warm, tropical and subtropical climates.
Light Full sun
Watering Once established water during dry spells.
Blooms Late Summer
Mature Size Fast growing; reaches 20 ft. tall, 15 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise, Fast Growing
Growth Rate Fast
Growth Habit Vase-Shaped
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
Patent Act Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
STYLE
Landscape Use Container, Poolside
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Burgundy
Companion Plants California Lilac (Ceanothus); False Cypress (Chamaecyparis); Rose (Rosa); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Coneflower (Echinacea)
CARE
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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