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ALBIZIA julibrissin 'Summer Chocolate'
Silk Tree


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:: Mimosaceae :: ALBIZIA :: julibrissin :: 'Summer Chocolate'
  • Type of products available: TC/1/1P9, TC/1/1P1L, maiden tree
  • Protection : COV 29458

Main asset

An exceptional purple, which remains very dark even in summer and contrasts with young tender green leaves. Gold Medal Plantarium Boskoop 2006.


Requires sufficient summer heat to grow as a tree (mediterranean climates). In cooler summers, grows well as shrub (terraces, balconies).


Coming from Japan, this plant was obtained in 1990 as the result of a selection program carried out by Dr MASATO YOKOI. Dark purple foliage exceptional in summer. The green young shoots harmoniously contrast with the purple throughout the season as they unfold themselves like young fern fronds. Under the sunrays, the green and purple compete in a play of light ans shade. Pink flowers.

  • Uses: line or shade tree, for pottery or container, adapted to multi-stemmed training

Global caracteristics:

  • Type of foliage: deciduous
  • Habit: flare
  • Height: 8 m x 8 m (26 ft x 26 ft)
  • Growth: medium
  • Flowering period: July-August
  • Époque de fructification : september, october

Shape and colours:

  • Foliage shape: compound
  • Foliage colour: purple
  • Foliage colour in autumn: purple red
  • Flowers shape: fluffy
  • Flowers colour: pink
  • Forme des fruits : pod
  • Couleur des fruits : green then brown
  • Parfum : yes


  • Soil type: Not too dry soil nor too moist
  • Exposure: sun
  • Hardiness: - 15 °C (5 °F - USDA zone 7b)