Albizia julibrissin 'Summer Chocolate'


Albizia julibrissin 'Summer Chocolate'

Tips for Homeowners:

Best to check for plant or fruit litter to keep unwanted seedlings from spreading. Pruning to remove dead or crossed branches might be necessary.  Can be damaged by early fall or late spring freeze or very cold winter temperatures.  Susceptible to verticillium wilt.

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The chocolate colored ferny foliage, the pink and white flowers, and the overall lush growth might give the impression of tender and fussy, but this plant is tough and will grow in hot, dry conditions.

  • Broad crown of lacy maroon foliage
  • Greenish gray vertically striped bark
  • Pink powder-puff-like flowers

This tree will spread so plant in area where there is freedom to roam.

Height: 20-40 ft
Spread: 20-50 ft
Zone: 7-9
Color: Pink

Interesting Notes about Mimosa:

Native to Asia, this deciduous tree was introduced to the United States in 1745 as an ornamental plant and quickly made itself at home.  It regenerates itself by both seed and vegetatively, becoming a nuisance in some areas in western U.S.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Great Foliage
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Vigorous
  • Focal Point
  • Border or Bed
  • Fast Growing
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Naturalizing
  • Mass Planting
  • Container
  • Summer Bloomer

Foliage Color:

  • Green
  • Burgundy


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Humming-birds
  • Attracts Butterflies

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Spring Bloomer
  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water
  • Moist, Well-Drained