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Albizia julibrissin 'Summer Chocolate'Mimosa treeSilk Tree

Hardy Tree

What is Hardy Tree?
Woody plant, usually having a permanent framework of branches. Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

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Height Up to 600cm (236.2in)
Spread Up to 600cm (236.2in)

Hardy Tree

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Description
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.

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.


2 x 3.6 litre potted albizia plants (T73751P)
2 x 15 litre potted albizia plants (T67855P)
1 x 3.6 litre potted albizia plant (73750)
1 x 15 litre potted albizia plant (67854)

How to Grow
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.
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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.
Delivery

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 or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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