Festival of Bloom of Citrus

Vouchercode: Zitrus10

Festival of Bloom of Citrus

(Voucher also applicable for our citrusfertilizer)

Albizia julibrissin 'Summer Chocolate' - Red leaved Silk Tree

With orange-red leaves in spring and dark red summer foliage, the young cultivar 'Summer Chocolate' enriches the assortment of Silk Trees (Albizia julibrissin) with an elegant as well as exotic feast for the eyes that you can plant out permanently in your garden.

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Silk Trees (Albizia julibrissin) with their delicately fragrant flowers are attractive exotics for the garden. Long stamens make the flowers look like a pink powder puff. The colorful, aromatic blossoms often attract bees and butterflies to the garden. The bi-pinnate leaves, which move at the slightest breeze and create multi-faceted light shows, give the trees an elegant appearance in the garden or front yard. At night or in case of drought, the leaves fold up; by day they unfold again and offer a shady place to relax. Albizia julibrissin grows in the garden as well as in an unheated or cool conservatory. Their hardiness is demonstrated by two Silk Trees in Frankfurt Palmengarten (Germany), where the trees have developed a beautiful umbrella-shaped crown. The basis for successfully growing a Silk Tree in the garden is a well-drained, sandy to gravelly and humus-rich soil. Loamy soil may cause root damage due to waterlogging. In the first few years after planting, it is advisable to shade the trunks with jute or fleece to protect them from bark cracks and to cover the root area with foliage. Once Silk Trees are established, they will add exotic flair to your home.

punkt_gruen.gif Quality: pink-white bottlebrush flowers in large numbers; elegant umbrella-shaped crown with fine pinnate leaves; exotic tree for the garden
punkt_gruen.gif Use: planted in the garden; in pots from April to October outdoors on balcony, terrace and in the garden – during winter in an unheated room in the house

Product Details

Data sheet

Asia (mediterranean)
Flowering period
Color of flowers
Fragrant flowers
winter temperature
5 (+/- 5) °C
Minimum temperature
-10 °C
Hardiness Zones
4 - 5 m