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Silk tree
Summer Chocolate

A popular form of the Silk Tree with burgundy foliage and scented cream powder puff blooms.
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Growing


Silk tree
Summer Chocolate
Gardening skillAverage
AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit
Attractive featuresAttractive flowers
Attractive foliage
Autumn foliage colour
Scented flowers
Growth habitSpreading
Height after 10 years2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
SunlightPrefers full sun
PruningLight prune
Growth rateSlow
Site conditionsSheltered site
Occasional flooding
Free-draining site
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Identification


Silk tree
Summer Chocolate
Flower colourPink
Flowering monthJuly
August
Leaf colourBronze
Leaf colour - autumnBronze / Purple
Annual cycleDeciduous
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