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Albizia julibrissin 'Summer Chocolate' (Large Plant)

Silk Tree

Hardy Tree

Glorious bronze purple, finely cut foliage of Albizia julibrissin 'Summer Chocolate' is accompanied by feathery purple and cream blooms. This magnificent RHS AGM winning, Persian Silk Tree can be grown as a free standing specimen or trained against a sheltered, sunny wall. A handsome tree, hardy to -5°C (23°F), that can be planted in borders outdoors, or grown in a large patio container for a cool conservatory. Height and spread: 6m (19').

Culinary note: A tea can be made from the leaves and flowers, they can also be steamed and eaten as vegetables, the blooms can be crystallised too. Caution - DO NOT EAT THE SEEDS, they are poisonous. click here.

 

Lifetime Guarantee on Hardy Plants Large Potted Plant Special Offer

Ideal For:
patio, conservatory, exotic garden, specimen plant
Flowering Period:
June, July, August
Position:
full sun
    • 1 x 10 litre potted albizia plant

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    • Despatch: By end of July 2017
    • £40.99
    • 2 x 10 litre potted albizia plants

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    • Despatch: By end of July 2017
    • £61.99
Pot up silk tree plants and grow them on in a cool, bright position until large enough to plant outside. Prior to transplanting, acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over a period of 7 to 10 days. Plant albizia in a sheltered position in any well drained soil in full sun. Albizia 'Summer Chocolate' is hardy down to -5°C (23°F). In particularly cold areas, it is best grown in a cool conservatory or planted in a patio container that can be moved to a sheltered position over winter.
Prune silk trees in winter or early spring, reducing the stems to fit the available space, and removing any damaged, crossing or wayward branches entirely. Albizia may be successfully wall trained. During the first few years prune to achieve a permanent framework of stems. Thereafter the stems of wall trained albizia can be reduced annually to within 4 buds from the permanent framework.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


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Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


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