'SUMMER CHOCOLATE' MIMOSA
(Albizia julibrissin 'Summer Chocolate')
New foliage turns to Dark purple foliage
Dark mature foliage remains throughout Season
Bee, Butterfly and Hummingbird Plant
Drought-tolerant once established
USDA Zone 6b to 9b
Truly a beautiful addition to any sunny garden! This plant has it all!
The leaves are the darkest of the darkest purple and the dark color is sustained with age of the leaf as well as the heat of the sun. The blooms are a soft pink to white, highly fragrant blooms, and a nectar plant for bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. This is a particular favorite of the Monarch Butterfly so it is a favorite of ours as well!
At maturity, the Summer Chocolate is a 20' tree hardy in zones 6b through 10b. It should be sited in full sun and once established, requires only moderate watering.
Like all mimosas, it is hardy and durable in the garden.
Unlike other mimosas, this one does not re-seed rampantly!
This is a Patented Plant (PP13822)so labels and royalties costs are included in the sale price.
These Summer Chocolate Mimosa available for sale are two to three year old liners with approximately 18-20" of growth above the soil line. The roots are substantial and well-developed.
The trees are coming out of dormancy.
The root-ball will be wrapped in dampened materials and encased in plastic to maintain moisture during shipping.
USPS Priority with Tracking Number