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Albizia julibrissin 'Summer Chocolate'

Chocolate Mimosa
A fast growing small tree with fine textured burgundy-bronze foliage and puffy pink flowers in summer. It does very well in the southern states despite summer heat and humidity, and makes a stunning container subject in colder climates. We have also successfully wintered over a specimen for 7 years in front of a south facing stone wall in soil which is well drained. Can be coppiced to keep more shrublike or you can allow it to become a multi branched wide spreading small tree to 25'. Shipping 24-30" plants in 1 gallon pots.
Array Albizia
Common Name Chocolate Mimosa
Hardiness Zone 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Light Requirements Full Sun
Seasonal Interest Spring, Summer, Fall
Season of Blooming Summer
Use Bed, Specimen, Ornamental, Container, Massing
Special Attributes Butterfly Attracting, Hummingbird Attracting, Bird Attracting, Deer Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Fast Growing, Foliage Interest
Color Chocolate