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Chocolate Fountain™ Silk Tree

Gorgeous year-round color

  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Height/Habit: 15 - 20 feet
  • Zone: 6-10
  • Flowering Date: Summer

We ship this item in Spring

06941-Chocolate Fountain™ Silk Tree

1 per pack $79.99

Chocolate Fountain™ Silk Tree

A unique form of the beloved Mimosa, our Chocolate Fountain Silk Tree boasts a small, compact footprint, but is big on beauty, contrast and interest. Dark chocolatey-purple foliage is made up of small oval leaves along graceful weeping branches, giving it an exotic tropical appearance. During the day, the leaves have a glossy, silky appearance; at night, leaves fold inward. Delicate, fluffy pink flowers appear in summer, giving the tree a completely different look. Fast-growing and carefree, it makes a great privacy screen, defining areas of the landscape or hiding obtrusive structures. Drought tolerant. Prefers well-drained soil. Albizia julibrissin 'NCAJI' PP25813
Product Details
  • Season Spring
  • Unit of Measure1
  • Botanical NameAlbizia julibrissin 'NCAJI' PP#25813
  • Ships As2-3'
  • Sun ExposureFull Sun
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Spread10 - 15 feet
  • Spacing10 - 15 feet
  • Hardiness Zone6-10
  • Flowering DateSummer
  • Planting InstructionsPlant in full sun.
  • Winter CareFrost sensitive when tree is young.
  • Flower Color:pink
  • Flower Form(Shaving) brush like flowers
  • Foliage TypeSmall reddish-brown (chocolate colored) oval leaves on a 10'' branch, looks like a fern leave. At night the leaves are folded in.
  • Soil RequirementPrefers well-drained soil
  • Pruningnone necessary
  • Unique CharactersticsStar: This Albizia is the only purple foliage weeping Silk Tree on the market. It is a small tree, well adapted to smaller spaces or containers. The fern-like deep purple foliage combined with the pendulous, weeping habit makes this a very special and unique plant. An added bonus is the delicate pink flowers that form in summer. Chocolate Fountain™ is tough, trouble-free, and drought-resistant in the landscape.
  • Shipped2-3'
  • Height/Habit15 - 20 feet
  • Growth RateModerate once established
Shipping Information

When will my order ship?

Orders for in-stock seeds, general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping time frames outlined below:

*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

2018 Spring Shipping Schedule
Zone Trees > 24"
1A-4B 4/2/18 - 6/22/18
5A 3/19/18 - 6/22/18
5B-6B 3/5/18 - 6/22/18
7A & 7B 2/12/18 - 6/22/18
8A-10B 2/12/18 - 5/25/18
Last Order Date Zones 1-7: June 18th, 2018
Zones 8-10: May 21st, 2018

Shipping Note:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Based on the contents of your order we always strive to ship your order complete, and as early as possible. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

Bare-root perennials, trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant. This promotes optimum transit conditions and success in your garden. In the Fall, these plants tend to arrive at the later end of the shipping window.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your order.

For trees and other oversize items, we do not ship to PO boxes and it will be delivered via FedEx Home delivery.

After you place your order, you will receive an email confirmation with the details of your order and a delivery estimate.

You will also receive an email notification when your order ships with an updated arrival estimate.

At any time after you place your order you can check your order status on our website using your email or the account number found in your order confirmation email.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.

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