Albizia

julibrissin

'Chocolate Fountain'

DESCRIPTION:

A truly remarkable burgundy-leaved Silk Tree that takes this highly ornamental and sought-after tree to a whole new level. Early summer brings a charming display of pink and white bristled flowers that sit in perfect colour harmony with the rich burgundy fern-like leaves. Grafted onto a straight and clean trunk, the gracefully arching branches create a Bonsai-like form that will make a stunning garden or container feature.

HEIGHT & WIDTH:

2 m x 1.5m spread

SHAPE:

FOLIAGE:

Leaves emerge bronze-green and deepen to rich burgundy.

Rich Burgundy foliage colour with unique ‘cascading’ habit

FLOWERS:

Impressive early-summer show of pink, silky-soft flowers

COMMENTS:

A fine plant for containers and feature planting. Drought and sun hardy small feature tree.  Dependable colour interest from spring to autumn.

TREE CARE:

Plant in a well drained and well worked soil. Take care to plant the bud union above the soil level. Water in well and keep soil moist until tree is established. Fertilize when planting and again after new growth appears. Tip prune tree to encourage branching but will naturally grow with cascading foliage.