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Albizia julibrissin 'Summer Chocolate' (Silk tree 'Summer Chocolate' )

Intermediate
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
9m
Max height
4m
Max spread
20-50 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Albizia julibrissin 'Summer Chocolate'

Other names

Silk tree 'Summer Chocolate'

Genus

Albizia Albizia

Variety or Cultivar

'Summer Chocolate' _ 'Summer Chocolate' is a fast-growing, rounded shrub or tree with bipinnate, dark coppery leaves, pink fluffy flowers in late spring followed by brown seed pods.


Albizia julibrissin 'Summer Chocolate' is: Deciduous

Habit

Bushy

Toxicity

All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested.

Flower

Pink in Spring

Foliage

Copper in Spring; Copper in Summer; Copper in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Caterpillars Caterpillars

Fusarium wilt Fusarium wilt

General care

Pruning

Doesn't respond well to hard pruning.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Albizia julibrissin 'Summer Chocolate' (Silk tree 'Summer Chocolate' ) will reach a height of 9m and a spread of 4m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Containers, Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, City, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Plant outdoors in neutral to acid soil in sheltered frost-free location. If planted 'under glass', plant in loam-based compost in full light.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Albizia julibrissin 'Summer Chocolate'

Other names

Silk tree 'Summer Chocolate'

Genus

Albizia Albizia

Variety or Cultivar

'Summer Chocolate' _ 'Summer Chocolate' is a fast-growing, rounded shrub or tree with bipinnate, dark coppery leaves, pink fluffy flowers in late spring followed by brown seed pods.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Bushy

Toxicity

All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested.


Colour

Flower

Pink in Spring

Foliage

Copper in Spring; Copper in Summer; Copper in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Caterpillars

Specific diseases

Fusarium wilt

General care

Pruning

Doesn't respond well to hard pruning.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Albizia julibrissin 'Summer Chocolate' (Silk tree 'Summer Chocolate' ) will reach a height of 9m and a spread of 4m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Containers, Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, City, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Plant outdoors in neutral to acid soil in sheltered frost-free location. If planted 'under glass', plant in loam-based compost in full light.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

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