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Albizia 'Summer Chocolate'

Add structure to even the smallest of gardens with this exotic-looking tree, which grows well in containers.

The bronze-purple, finely cut foliage is set off to perfection by purple-and-cream flowers.

Also known as the Persian silk tree, Albizia 'Summer Chocolate' it can be grown as a free-standing specimen, or trained against a sheltered, sunny wall.

Height: 6m, Spread: 6m, Flowering period: June-August, Position: full sun

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Pot up silk tree plants and grow them on in a cool, bright position until large enough to plant outside. Prior to transplanting, acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over a period of 7 to 10 days. Plant albizia in a sheltered position in any well drained soil in full sun. Albizia 'Summer Chocolate' is hardy down to -5°C (23°F). In particularly cold areas, it is best grown in a cool conservatory or planted in a patio container that can be moved to a sheltered position over winter.

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Prune silk trees in winter or early spring, reducing the stems to fit the available space, and removing any damaged, crossing or wayward branches entirely. Albizia may be successfully wall trained. During the first few years prune to achieve a permanent framework of stems. Thereafter the stems of wall trained albizia can be reduced annually to within 4 buds from the permanent framework. Caution: Albizia seedpods are toxic if eaten.

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Albizia 'Summer Chocolate'

Offer price £15.99
  • 1 x 8cm potted plant

    Price £15.99

    Subscriber price £14.39

    RRP £15.99

    Despatch: By end of July 2014
  • 2 x 8cm potted plants

    Price £22.99

    Subscriber price £20.69

    RRP £31.98

    Despatch: By end of July 2014

Product code: TCC10005S

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