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Albizia Julibrissin Summer Chocolate

Albrizia Julibrissin Summer Chocolate is also known as the Purple Silk Tree. For sale online with UK nationwide delivery.
Albrizia Julibrissin Summer Chocolate Tree
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Nationwide UK deliveries (except a few outer postcodes).

STANDARD DELIVERY
(EXCEPT OUTER POSTCODES SEE BELOW):

Order Value Del. Cost
Below £50 No Delivery
£50-£350 £34.95
Over £350 Free

OUTER AREAS POSTCODE DELIVERY:

Destination Del. Cost
Isle of Wight £95

Prices above for delivery of our standard sized plants/trees. Nationwide UK deliveries (except a few outer postcodes).

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Available Sizes to buy online All Prices Include VAT
Height Excluding Pot:
95-125cm (3ft 1-4ft 1)

Pot size: 20 Litres
Plant ID: 6041
Price: £120.00
30% Discount £84.00
Discount applied to orders over £350 (excl delivery)
Quantity:
Height Excluding Pot:
125-150cm (4ft 1-4ft 11)

Pot size: 20 Litres
Plant ID: 6042
Price: £135.00
30% Discount £94.50
Discount applied to orders over £350 (excl delivery)
Quantity:
Height Excluding Pot:
1.5-1.75m (4ft 11-5ft 8)

Pot size: 25 Litres
Plant ID: 6306
Price: £165.00
30% Discount £115.50
Discount applied to orders over £350 (excl delivery)
Quantity:
Height Excluding Pot:
175-200cm (5ft 8-6ft 6)

Plant shape: 3 Stem
Pot size: 50 Litres
Plant ID: 6043
Price: £460.00
30% Discount £322.00
Discount applied to orders over £350 (excl delivery)
Quantity:
Height Excluding Pot:
225-250cm (7ft 4-8ft 2)

Plant shape: Full standard
Trunk height: 120 cm
Trunk girth: 6-8 cm
Pot size: 20 Litres
Plant ID: 5579
Price: £250.00
30% Discount £175.00
Discount applied to orders over £350 (excl delivery)
Quantity:
Height Excluding Pot:
350-400cm (11ft 5-13ft 1)

Plant shape: 3 Stem
Pot size: 110 Litres
Plant ID: 6044
Price: £865.00
30% Discount £605.50
Discount applied to orders over £350 (excl delivery)
Quantity:

For OVERSIZED Plant Orders delivery will be one charge of £60 for Greater & Outer London or £95 or £145 for selected Further Distance postcodes. To check delivery cost add your plants to basket, then you can type your postcode in our Quick Delivery Price Check.

AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme by the RHS and are deemed:
         Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions/Available to buy/Of good constitution/Essentially stable in form & colour/Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Albizia Julibrissin Summer Chocolate, also known as the Purple Silk Tree, is a beautiful new variety of an old favourite, which has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit in recognition of its desirability and suitability for U.K. gardens. Native across much of Asia, from Iran to Japan, the silk tree was introduced to Italy in 1749, and has become a highly prized ornamental tree. Albizia julibrissin Summer Chocolate is an American cultivar patented in 2003, with distinctively coloured foliage and flowers. The fern-like leaves are green when they first emerge in the spring, but soon change to a stunning dark burgundy. The silky pinky-cream blooms provide a contrast to the dark foliage throughout the summer and attract birds and butterflies. The flowers are followed by flat seedpods which remain on the tree into the winter.

Albizia julibrissin Summer Chocolate is reliably hardy only in the southern counties and in London gardens, but can be successfully grown as a conservatory or container plant in parts of the U.K. with winters below -5 Celsius. It grows slowly over a period of 10 to 20 years to its full height of 4-8 metres and spread of 2.5-4 metres. It requires little or no pruning to maintain its shape, but it can be pruned in late winter or early spring to remove damaged branches, or to keep it to the desired size.

The Purple Silk Tree should be grown in a sheltered location, protected from cold winds, with a south or west-facing aspect, and in full sun. It thrives in well-drained sand, loam, or chalk soil, and tolerates any soil ph. It is resistant to salt, and so is well-suited to seaside locations.

Albizia julibrissin ‘Summer Chocolate’ makes an excellent courtyard tree, as in that location it will be sheltered, and its dramatic appearance will make a big impact. It also makes a good focal point in a lawn, especially where the soil is not rich enough to support a heavier-feeding tree. In both these locations the self-seeding tendency of the Purple Silk Tree would not pose a problem. 

Albizia julibrissin ‘Summer Chocolate’ can be planted in a large container to be moved inside from your patio to a conservatory in colder climates, and it can also be trained against a stone or brick wall with a sunny aspect for added protection. 

The Purple Silk Tree is an exotic tree which will add drama to your garden with its stunning foliage and silky blooms!


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