Young Persian Silk Tree | Albizia julibrissin 'Summer Chocolate'


Looking for a distinctive exotic presence in your garden? That's the Albizia julibrissin 'Summer Chocolate,' also known as the brown-red Persian Silk Tree with red/purple leaves.

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Can be planted throughout the year

Leaf Color and Leaf Shape

The Albizia julibrissin 'Summer Chocolate', also known as the brown/red Persian Silk Tree, is an extraordinary exotic presence with red/purple drooping leaves.

The leaf consists of two doubly pinnate leaves, each adorned with hundreds of small leaflets that fold towards each other at night. This characteristic gives rise to the name Sleep Tree.



Even at a young age, this species blooms profusely with beautiful, fluffy, pink flowers. The flowering period is July/August.


Bees and Butterflies

The sweet-scented flowers are a good source of nectar for honeybees and butterflies. This allows you to enjoy a lively garden with insects.


Crown Shape

The Albizia julibrissin 'Summer Chocolate' is an elegant tree with a crown shape that is quite broad and parasol-like in later years.


Winter Hardiness and Location

The Albizia julibrissin 'Summer Chocolate' is less winter-hardy than the green varieties and requires a sheltered location.


How to plant the tree?

  1. Determine the final location of the tree and ensure it is free from cables, debris, old plants, and other obstacles that may hinder the tree's growth.
  2. Dig a planting hole that is twice the width of the root ball. Loosen the soil at the bottom of the planting hole and mix the excavated soil with (organic) garden soil or planting substrate.
  3. Adjust the planting hole to the height where the root ball fits and firmly press the soil.
  4. Fill the planting hole with water and wait for it to settle. Check if the root ball is sufficiently moist.
  5. Place the tree or plant in the planting hole. It is extremely important that the tree is not planted too deep, as this can cause root rot.
  6. Insert a tree stake or bamboo stake firmly into the ground on the side of the tree where the most wind comes from.
  7. Now, place the watering ring or create a mound of soil around the tree so that water can seep into the ground.


Why Choose a Young Tree from Amitis?

  • Easy to plant yourself due to its compact size and light weight
  • Conveniently delivered to your home in a sturdy package
  • Experience the growth and development of your tree
  • Easy to maintain
  • Cultivate the size and growth form you are looking for
  • Attains an adult size within a short period
  • Can be planted year-round as everything is delivered in a pot
  • No root loss and better chances of successful establishment as everything is pot-grown
  • Cost-effective
  • Fresh, healthy plants directly from the grower



Want to know more about pruning? Be sure to read our tree maintenance page! Of course, you can also contact us. We're here to help!


  • Flower color

  • Flowering months

  • Location

  • Fruits

  • Evergreen

    not evergreen
  • Winter hardiness

    moderately hardy
  • Leaf color in summer

  • Leaf color in autumn



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