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Summer Chocolate

Albizia Summer Chocolate

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.

Albizia julibrissin

Summer Chocolate albizia (silk) trees for sale

  • 2-year pot-grown tree £54.95
    In a 12L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
    Out of stock

How to grow

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

Summer Chocolate characteristics

  • Growing

    • Awards:RHS Award of Garden Merit
    • Gardening skill:Average
    • Attractive features:Attractive flowersAttractive foliageAutumn foliage colourScented flowers
    • Growth habit:Spreading
    • Height after 10 years:2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
    • Flower colour:Pink
    • Flowering month:JulyAugust
    • Leaf colour - autumn:Bronze / Purple
    • Leaf colour - summer:Bronze
    • Sunlight:Prefers full sun
    • Pruning:Light prune
    • Growth rate:Slow
    • Site conditions:Sheltered siteOccasional floodingFree-draining site
  • Identification

    • Annual cycle:Deciduous

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