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Chocolate FountainTM

Albizia julibrissin

Chocolate Fountain is an unusual form of the Silk Tree. While most varieties have light green leaves Chocolate Fountain has large bronze fern-like leaves, which cascade down with a weeping effect - which is indeed reminiscent of a fountain of chocolate.

Chocolate Fountain is also more dwarfing than most Silk Trees, and not likely to reach more than 5m in the longer term in UK conditions. It grows with a spreading weeping habit.

It can also be grown in a large container or planter (which will have a further dwarfing effect on it).

The candy-floss pink flowers appear in the height of summer.

Chocolate Fountain albizia (silk) trees for sale

  • 2-year pot-grown tree £70.00
    In a 12L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
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You can pre-order now for delivery from late September 2021 for pot grown trees (or early December for bare-root). You do not need to pay at this stage - just add items to the basket and checkout as usual.

How to grow

All Silk Trees need to be planted in a sheltered location in full sun.


Chocolate Fountain was developed at North Carolina State University, as a weeping purple-leaved mimosa. It was patented in 2013.

Chocolate Fountain characteristics

  • Gardening skillExperienced
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersAttractive foliage
  • Growth habitWeepingSpreading / Flat-topped
  • Height after 10 years2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • SunlightPrefers full sun
  • PruningLight prune
  • Growth rateAverage
  • Site conditionsSheltered siteOccasional droughtFree-draining site
  • Flower colourPink
  • Flowering monthJulyAugust
  • Leaf colourBronze
  • Leaf colour - autumnBronze / Purple
  • Country of originUnited States
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

Similar varieties

  • See also Summer Chocolate
    Albizia julibrissin
    Summer Chocolate
    Summer Chocolate also features feathery bronze leaves, but grows with a more upright-spreading form.