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Summer Chocolate

Albizia julibrissin
Albizia Summer Chocolate
Summer Chocolate has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit

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.

Please note that our pot-grown Albizia trees are only available for delivery from November - February.

Summer Chocolate albizia (silk) trees for sale

  • 2-year pot-grown tree £76.00
    In a 12L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
Pre-order now for delivery from September onwards for pot grown trees or December for bare-root trees and mixed orders.

How to grow

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

Summer Chocolate characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • AwardsRHS AGM (current) 2012
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersAttractive foliageAutumn foliage colourScented flowers
  • Growth habitSpreading / Flat-topped
  • Height after 10 years2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • SunlightPrefers full sun
  • PruningLight prune
  • Growth rateSlow
  • Site conditionsSheltered siteOccasional floodingFree-draining site
  • Flower colourPink
  • Flowering monthJulyAugust
  • Leaf colourBronze
  • Leaf colour - autumnBronze / Purple
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

Similar varieties

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

What will it look like?

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

Albizia Ras Summer Chocolate silk tree