- Purplish-Bronze Foliage
- Elegant Fountain Form
- Pink Puffs of Flowers
- Drought Tolerant
This is no ordinary tree. This Mimosa will make your heart flutter and your pulse race. With ravishing colors that seem to capture the sunset all day long and perfect puffs of summer blooms, the Summer Chocolate Mimosa Tree (Albizia julibrissin ‘Summer Chocolate’) is ready to turn heads in your yard!
This tree’s foliage is the deep purplish-brown color of dark chocolate. Its leaves almost seem to glow violet as they shimmy in the breeze. And this majestic foliage tends to appear a spectrum of colors from one angle to the next. From green to bronze to violet and brown, the Summer Chocolate Mimosa’s foliage is striking!
The Summer Chocolate Mimosa will soak your yard in delightful shade with its branches that spread wide and flow downward. This Mimosa offers that laidback tropical form that resembles an umbrella.
This unusual specimen adds a southern and tropical flair to any yard. And with its dark and warm foliage, many compare this tree to the Japanese Maple with a lighter and more carefree attitude.
And like the best Mimosa trees, this one also dances with fairy-like pompoms of pink flowers. You will love these classic pink and white blooms that light up against the deep purple leaves. Butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds also adore these delicate puffs.
To keep this deciduous wonder happy, give it bright and full sunshine. The Summer Chocolate Mimosa also performs best in medium moisture and well-drained soil. It will grow rapidly in these conditions. This stunning tree is drought tolerant and deer don’t like the taste of it.
This show-stopping tree won’t grow as large as the green varieties, making it perfect as a specimen in your front or side yard. It will also look spectacular when planted as an accent in your garden.
If you want a prize-winning yard with unbeatable color, the Summer Chocolate Mimosa is a perfect choice. This fountain shaped tree will stun your neighbors and add a world of color to your yard.