Albizia julibrissin Summer Chocolate

Albizia Summer Chocolate
  • Flowering month: July
  • Flowering month: August
  • Flower colour: Pink
  • Leaf colour: Bronze

Summer Chocolate is bronze-leaved form of the Silk Tree. It has large feathered purple-bronze leaves and fragrant cream flowers tinged with pink. It grows with an spreading rounded crown.

Summer Chocolate trees for sale

Height in 10 years
Price inc. VAT
2-year Summer Chocolate tree - in a 12L pot
2.5m-3.5m tall after 10 years
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What will it look like?

Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied. (Approx. girth: 6/8). Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years.

Albizia Ras Summer Chocolate silk tree

Leaves may not be present during winter, and we may prune some shoots to fit the delivery carton. Size may vary during the season and between batches. The container (if supplied) is only used for transporting the tree, which should then be planted out in the garden or in a much larger patio planter (not all species are suitable for patio planting).

How to grow

Like all Abizias, Summer Chocolate should be planted in a sheltered spot in full sun.

Summer Chocolate characteristics


  • Attractive features: Attractive flowers Attractive foliage Autumn foliage colour Scented flowers
  • Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Growth habit: Spreading
  • Growth rate: Slow
  • Site conditions: Sheltered site Occasional flooding Free-draining site
  • Sunlight: Prefers full sun
  • Useful for: Wall training Specimen planting
  • Hardiness rating (RHS): H2
  • Pruning: Light prune
  • Gardening skill: Average


  • Flowering month: July August
  • Flower colour: Pink
  • Leaf colour: Bronze
  • Leaf colour - young: Dark bronze
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Bronze / Purple
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous
  • Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit

Similar varieties

  • Albizia julibrissin
    Chocolate Fountain
    Similar to Summer Chocolate, but with a more weeping habit.
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