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Summer Chocolate Mimosa Tree

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Twice a monthFull sunDeer resistantSummer
  • Rich Chocolate-Brown Foliage: Offers unique, deep burgundy to chocolate-brown leaves that set it apart from other landscape trees.
  • Attractive Pink Blooms: Produces fluffy, fragrant pink flowers that appear in the summer, providing visual interest and attracting wildlife.
  • Heat and Drought Tolerance: Once established, it exhibits significant tolerance to heat and drought, making it suitable for warmer climates and water-conserving landscapes.

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The Summer Chocolate Mimosa Tree, scientifically known as Albizia julibrissin 'Summer Chocolate', is renowned for its beautiful, chocolate-brown foliage and fluffy pink flowers. This ornamental tree adds a dramatic flair to any landscape with its unique color and graceful, fern-like leaves that flutter in the breeze. Blooming in mid to late summer, its delicate pink flowers attract pollinators and provide a striking contrast against the dark foliage. Ideal for use as a focal point in gardens, the Summer Chocolate Mimosa Tree is also effective when planted in parks and along streets, where its moderate size and stunning appearance can be fully appreciated.

Growth rate: Moderate growth rate; typically reaches 20-25 feet in height and 15-20 feet in width.

Please note: Images on our website depict plants and trees at full maturity to showcase their expected grown characteristics. These images are illustrative examples only and do not represent the size of plants or trees upon delivery.

Pruning: Minimal pruning is needed. Prune in late winter to early spring to remove any damaged or crossing branches and to maintain its shape.

Fertilization: Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in early spring to promote healthy growth and flowering.

Winter Protection: Generally hardy in its specified zones, but young trees may benefit from mulch around the base to protect the roots in the colder parts of its range.


Choose a location that receives full sun to partial shade with well-draining soil. Dig a hole twice as wide and just as deep as the root ball. Place the tree in the hole, ensuring the root crown remains at soil level. Backfill with soil, water thoroughly, and apply a layer of mulch to conserve moisture and reduce temperature fluctuations at the root zone.

Water regularly to establish a deep and robust root system. Once established, the tree is drought-tolerant but benefits from occasional deep watering during extended dry periods, especially in hotter climates. Performs best in full sun, where it develops the richest leaf coloration and blooms most prolifically. It can tolerate partial shade, but its color and flowering may be less vibrant.

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USDA GROW ZONE:

Zones 6-9

The Summer Chocolate Mimosa Tree thrives in USDA Zones 6-9, performing well under a variety of climatic conditions. It prefers well-drained soil and can adapt to different soil types, from sandy to clay. This tree is particularly suited for areas that experience hot summers, as it thrives in full sun and handles heat well.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Summer Chocolate Mimosa tree can reach a mature height of approximately 20 to 35 feet and has a spread of 20 to 25 feet. This tree is known for its graceful, umbrella-like canopy and attractive foliage, which adds beauty and shade to the landscape. When planting the Summer Chocolate Mimosa tree, it's essential to consider its mature size to ensure it has enough space to grow and thrive without overcrowding nearby plants or structures. Regular pruning can help manage its size and shape while maintaining its health and aesthetic appeal.

The Summer Chocolate Mimosa tree is known for its rapid growth rate, typically averaging around 2 to 3 feet of growth per year under optimal growing conditions. During the first few years after planting, it can grow even faster, establishing a strong root system and developing its characteristic foliage and flowers. However, growth rates may vary depending on factors such as soil quality, sunlight exposure, water availability, and climate conditions. With proper care and maintenance, including regular watering, pruning, and fertilization, you can help maximize the growth potential of the Summer Chocolate Mimosa tree in your landscape.

The best place to plant the Summer Chocolate Mimosa tree is in a location that receives full sun to partial shade. Choose a spot in your landscape that offers plenty of sunlight for optimal growth and flowering. Additionally, ensure the soil is well-draining to prevent waterlogging, as mimosa trees prefer moist but not waterlogged conditions. Avoid planting in areas prone to standing water or poor drainage.

Consider the tree's mature size and shape when selecting a planting location, making sure there is enough space for it to spread out comfortably without overcrowding nearby plants or structures. Keep in mind that mimosa trees can reach heights of 20 to 35 feet and have a spread of 20 to 25 feet, so plant with enough distance from buildings, power lines, and other trees.

Lastly, consider the aesthetic appeal of the tree in your landscape design. The Summer Chocolate Mimosa tree's striking foliage and delicate flowers make it an excellent focal point or accent plant in gardens, borders, or mixed perennial beds.

When planting Summer Chocolate Mimosa trees, space them approximately 15 to 20 feet apart. This spacing allows each tree ample room to spread out as it grows, ensuring proper air circulation, sunlight exposure, and root development. Additionally, maintaining adequate spacing between trees helps prevent overcrowding and competition for resources, promoting healthier growth and overall tree vitality.

Caring for the Summer Chocolate Mimosa tree involves several key practices:

Sunlight: Ensure the tree receives full sun to partial shade, as it thrives in bright, sunny locations.

Watering: During the establishment period (usually the first 1-2 years after planting), water deeply once or twice per week to keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. After establishment, water during prolonged dry spells to maintain soil moisture levels.

Soil: Plant the tree in well-draining soil. While it can tolerate various soil types, moderately fertile, moist soil is ideal for optimal growth.

Pruning: Prune the tree in late winter or early spring to remove dead or damaged branches and shape the tree as desired. This encourages new growth and helps maintain a healthy, attractive appearance.

Fertilization: Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in spring to provide essential nutrients for healthy growth. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for application rates.

Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch around the base of the tree to conserve moisture, suppress weed growth, and improve soil health. Leave a gap between the mulch and the trunk to prevent rot and pest issues.

Pest and Disease Management: Monitor the tree regularly for signs of pests, such as mimosa webworms, and diseases, such as powdery mildew. Use appropriate pest control measures and maintain good overall plant health to minimize these risks.

By following these care guidelines, you can help ensure the Summer Chocolate Mimosa tree thrives and remains a beautiful addition to your landscape.

During the establishment period, typically the first 1-2 years after planting, it's essential to water the Summer Chocolate Mimosa tree regularly to help it establish a strong root system. Aim to water deeply once or twice per week, providing enough moisture to keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Monitor the soil moisture closely, especially during hot and dry periods, and adjust the watering frequency as needed to prevent the soil from drying out completely.

Once the Summer Chocolate Mimosa tree is established, usually after the first 1-2 years, watering requirements can be reduced. During periods of normal rainfall, the tree may not require additional watering. However, during prolonged dry spells or drought conditions, provide supplemental watering as needed to maintain soil moisture levels. Deep, infrequent watering is still preferable to frequent shallow watering, as it encourages the development of deep roots and overall tree health.

The Summer Chocolate Mimosa tree thrives in warm, temperate climates, particularly those with long, hot summers. It prefers full sun exposure to partial shade and well-draining soil. While it can tolerate a range of soil types, including sandy or clay soils, it generally performs best in moderately fertile, moist soil. This tree is also somewhat drought tolerant once established but benefits from regular watering, especially during periods of extended dryness. It's important to note that the Summer Chocolate Mimosa tree may not be suitable for regions with extremely cold winters, as it is not frost tolerant. Therefore, it's best suited for USDA hardiness zones 6 to 9.

The Summer Chocolate Mimosa tree typically blooms once per year, usually in the summer months. Blooms usually appear in abundance, adorning the tree with delicate, pink, powder puff-like flowers that add beauty to the landscape. Keep in mind that the exact timing and duration of blooming can vary depending on factors such as local climate conditions and the health of the tree.

The Summer Chocolate Mimosa tree is renowned for its striking foliage, which sets it apart from other varieties of mimosa trees. Unlike traditional green-leaved mimosa trees, the Summer Chocolate variety boasts beautiful burgundy to bronze-colored foliage, adding a dramatic flair to any landscape. This unique feature makes it a standout choice for gardeners looking to add visual interest and contrast to their gardens or landscapes. Additionally, like other mimosa trees, it produces delicate, pink, powder puff-like flowers that attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies, further enhancing its appeal.

There could be several reasons why your Summer Chocolate Mimosa tree isn't blooming.

Sunlight Exposure: Ensure that your Summer Chocolate Mimosa tree is receiving adequate sunlight. Mimosa trees typically require full sun to bloom profusely. Aim for at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight per day for optimal blooming.

Soil Moisture: Check the soil moisture levels regularly. Mimosa trees prefer consistently moist soil, especially during dry spells. However, it's essential to avoid waterlogged conditions, as this can lead to root rot.

Pruning: Pruning your tree in late winter or early spring can help encourage new growth, which often leads to more blooms. Focus on removing dead or damaged branches and shaping the tree to promote air circulation and light penetration.

Tree Age: Consider the age of your tree. Younger trees may take a few years to establish themselves before blooming heavily. Be patient, as it's natural for it to take some time for the tree to reach maturity and produce abundant blooms.

Pest and Disease Management: Monitor your tree for signs of pests or diseases, as these can stress the plant and affect blooming. Common issues include mimosa webworms, powdery mildew, and vascular wilt diseases. Use appropriate pest control measures and maintain good overall plant health to minimize these risks.

Our Process

We have perfected packaging and shipping plants & trees! That is why we DO NOT use any third-party fulfillment like most other online retailers. Your trees go straight from our farm to your door, safely packaged by our team of seasoned professionals. Our process ensures your plants leave our facility and arrive to your door in the best condition possible!