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Chocolate Mimosa

Albizia julibrissin ‘Chocolate’


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-t- Planting Mix
Chocolate Mimosa Planting Mix

Helps your Chocolate Mimosa get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- Planket™ - Frost & Cold Protection
PLanket 10-20 ft.

Protect your sensitive plants and shrubs with the Planket™

Benefits include:

  1. Lightweight fabric allows your plants to breather while also protecting them from the frost and cold winds.

  2. 6ft. round size makes it easy to protect sensitive container plants.

Add A Decorative Pot

Growing Zones: 7-9
(hardy down to 10℉)

Growing Zones 7-9
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

20 ft.

Mature Width:

15 ft.


Full Sun


15-20 ft.

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Botanical Name:

Albizia julibrissin ‘Chocolate’

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Provides a tropical feel and pink showy blooms!

These Mimosa trees provide colorful shows for months, while giving yards an elegant and tropical feel. Each spring green leaves emerge that come together in a V shape and the multiple short leaves provide the zen of an Asian garden.

As the summer heats up the green leaves fade into a dark burgundy color, that's unique and eye catching, it will make your yard look like it's a part of an oriental jungle. The dark foliage will pop against the other green trees, and bright blooming plants in your landscape.

Late in the spring breath taking fuzzy pink blooms will emerge in clusters all over your Mimosa tree. The hot pink blooms stand out against both the burgundy foliage, attracting attention from all over the neighborhood. Your neighbors probably haven't seen beautiful fuzzy blooms like these before.

Not only do these blooms provide enchanting color, but they attract birds and wildlife as well. Hummingbirds are especially known to be attracted to the fragrant blossoms. Plant a few trees around your deck, or in view from your favorite window and watch graceful hummingbirds come to check out the blooms all summer.

Chocolate Mimosa trees are drought hardy, and extremely easy to grow. These low maintenance trees will even thrive in many different varieties of poor soil. Simply plant them and be astonished by months of color before you know it.

Due to the unique color combinations that these trees provide, they sell out fast. We recommend getting yours before they're gone.

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Started out as an ugly duckling! But after a couple weeks in the ground it started to blossom and now two months later - just gorgeous.
October 22, 2016
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Chocolate Mimosa

Chocolate Mimosa  Planting Diretions

The Chocolate Mimosa tree (Albizia julibrissin ‘Chocolate’) is an extremely showy, flowering tree that provides months of colorful blooms. This fast growing, full sun loving tree is drought tolerant and isn’t as large at maturity as the normal Mimosa tree type. The chocolate mimosa will mature to a height of about 20 feet tall and about 15 feet wide which makes it a lot easier to fit landscapes, more so than it’s larger sibling. The chocolate mimosa is prized for its burgundy foliage that makes the fuzzy pink blooms stand out just that much more in contrast. Best suite for USDA growing zones 7-9 the mimosa is bound to have a lot passersby attention from its unique foliage and growth pattern. The tree is also sought after for its low maintenance needs, simply plant and water as needed and the tree will flourish!

Planting instructions:
1) Your location should have well draining soil and receive full sunlight.
2) Dig your hole twice as wide as the root ball and just as deep. This will allow the roots to spread through the loosened soil in the early stages.
3) Mix in peat moss with the soil removed from the hole with ratio of one part peat moss to four parts soil. Sphagnum peat moss will aid in the fertility and drainage of the soil.
4) Insert the tree into the planting hole and gently spread the roots by combing them with your hands.
5) Gradually back-fill your hole with the amended soil and gently firm the soil down with a shovel. Make sure not to pile higher than the soil level, or crown, where the tree's roots meet the trunk.
6) Water your planting site deeply with a slow trickling hose. You'll want to water enough in order to saturate down to about an inch below the soil.

Watering: It's very important that you water your mimosa tree sparingly. The need for watering should only be during excessive dry spells. The peat moss soil mixture will assist with drainage since the tree will not do well with excess water. A steady flow of water from a hose for about 10-15 minutes once every two weeks should be enough. Anything more than that results in diseases related to over watering, like root rot.

Fertilizing: When fertilizing your mimosa tree select an all-natural, organic, slow-release tree fertilizer. Fertilize in the early part of the spring growing season when it's not too hot or cold. Check your forecast to be sure no heavy rainfall will occur within a couple of days of applying the fertilizer. Excessive rain could wash away a lot of the slow-releasing fertilizer. Apply to the soil according to the package instructions. Slow-release is granular or pelletized and can be sprinkled around the planting site. Water will gradually soak the nutrients into the soil where your mimosa tree will absorb them over time. Other forms of slow-release fertilizers can be in the form of stakes that insert into the ground near the tree or in a liquid form that can be applied using a sprayer. Water after applying your fertilizer to prevent salt build up, which can burn the tree.

Pruning: Your mimosa tree will not require very much attention but could benefit from some minor pruning in the fall season. Remove branches growing along the lower trunk area at a 45-degree angle with sterilized pruning shears just beyond the neck collar (where the limb connects to the trunk). Cutting the neck collar can damage the tree. Removing the lower limbs encourages more growth towards the top of the tree. A pole saw is useful for removing dead limbs, for pruning branches out of reach and for forming the shape of your mimosa's canopy. Thinner branches should be cut 3-5 inches from the end of the limb to promote thicker canopy growth.

*Tip: Sterilize your tools after each cut to prevent contamination. Antibacterial soap and/or rubbing alcohol are perfect for cleaning your tools.

Mimosa trees are not only known for their splendid feathery blooms but also for the enchanting smell the blooms produce. "Albizia Calm" is the extract derived from mimosa trees that is known to support mental calmness. A healing salve can also be made from the mimosa tree and it is primarily used in the treatment of skin irritation and burns. The leaves of your mimosa tree can also be collected and used as a tea that soothes mouth soreness. Mimosa trees are very low maintenance, a delight for the senses and a beautiful addition for your landscape.

Planting & Care

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Why did you choose this? Store
Have been looking for an unusually pretty tree to plant in memory of my late aunt & uncle
David T on Jan 7, 2018
Childhood favorite
Sara M on Dec 5, 2017
Have been looking for an unusually pretty tree to plant in memory of my late aunt & uncle
David T on Jan 7, 2018
Beauty and shade
Melissa A on Dec 20, 2017
Childhood favorite
Sara M on Dec 5, 2017
Contrast of flower over leaves
Brenda D. M on Dec 3, 2017
I have been searching for mimosa tree. Came across the chocolate mimosa. Just thought it looked beautiful.
pam b on Nov 11, 2017
Color of the leaves & shape r interesting
Carol W on Nov 10, 2017
Silk trees are the prettiest tree to get
wade b on Nov 6, 2017
Had a mimosa as a child, loved everything about it. The chocolate seems even more distinctive.
Patrick V on Nov 4, 2017
Unusual and attracts hummingbirds.
Paul K on Nov 4, 2017
It will go well with my other plants. I have had much luck wintering it over. Some work but was happy with out come.
Ronald L on Oct 22, 2017
I love the flamboyant tree but I can't have one in my region so this kind of resemble it plus it will be an eye catcher in my area.
William S on Apr 7, 2017
Unique tree and attracts humming birds.
jennifer n on Apr 5, 2017
Have always liked the Silk tree; had one before. This Chocolate Mimosa fascinated me with it's very unusual look.
Mike L on Mar 30, 2017
It's beautiful purple leaves, fast rate of growth, fragrant blossoms and the uniqueness of the mimosa variety. I did not know this variety existed or I would have planted this type instead of the regular mimosa I put in my front yard a year ago. I understand there is a weeping chocolate Mimosa variety also. But I did not get one as they are not only expensive but also very small for the price
Terry M on Mar 26, 2017
It is what Victoire wanted
Victoire & Shashi B on Mar 21, 2017
Saw one of these in a nursery once and fell in love. Plus, love the smell of the mimosas..... and, mimosas are unique and beautiful to me!
Kelly R on Mar 13, 2017
I live in an area where people don't have much of an imagination when it comes to landscape..I have a few Mimosa growing and just love them. I love the idea of having something different, my front yard garden is to inspire and my backyard garden is my private sanctuary..I'm sure this tree will do lots of inspiring..Thanks so much for carrying it!! Woo-Hoo excited I am!!
Phaedra G on Mar 4, 2017
I grew up with the regular mimosa in Florida, but I have never seen this one and purple is my favorite color! If it is a beautiful as the picture, I will be buying more for my sunny yard in Georgia!
Holly M on Mar 4, 2017
Looking for a unique ornamental flowering tree to set the front yard, I was leaning towards a Magnolia until I saw this. Hopefully in time it grows to resemble some of the images I've seen of them. Fingers crossed.
Jason H on Feb 24, 2017
Uniquely beautiful tree that can add charm to my landscape.
Roberto I on Feb 24, 2017
I have always LOVED mimosa trees having grown up with one in my front yard. We purchased our forever home last April and decided to plant two in our yard. We also had a large group of hummingbirds visiting last year, I counted 23 one afternoon. They will truly enjoy these trees.
Tammy P on Feb 21, 2017
It is a beautiful tree and very colorful
Dana P on Dec 8, 2016
Also for colors along Galveston Bay
Jeff m on Nov 15, 2016
I have always loved Mimosa trees with their beautiful fluffy pink blooms. And this particular tree has the dark leaves which provide a pleasing color contrast!
Jody L on Oct 27, 2016
Gorgeous and hardy specimen!
Jason S on Jan 29, 2016
It's beautiful with the little powderpuff looking blossoms! It's also very fast growing!
Bon H on Nov 10, 2015
Beauty and shade
Melissa A on Dec 20, 2017
Contrast of flower over leaves
Brenda D. M on Dec 3, 2017
What time of year would you plant a Mimosa tree in Zone 7?
KIm M on Aug 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Spring/Fall is a great time for planting.
How long do these trees live?
Loraine R on Feb 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Approx. 30 to 45 years
How long does it take young trees to bloom?
Stan L on Aug 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It can take up to 3 years to bloom.
What is the best time of the year to plant these trees, I live in Charleston, SC?
Don P on Aug 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I live in Oklahoma and planted mine about a month ago. They are doing great even getting new little leaves
Can these tree grow in southern IL ? St. Louis area
Carol A on Jul 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 7-9. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
Can this tree be planted in ky during December?
Pat K on Nov 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: As long as you can dig a hole and the roots can get established 6 to 8 weeks before the first hard freeze of the ground, you should be fine.
I would like to know why this doesn't ship to Florida if it will grow in the region I live in?
Bonnie on Jan 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Agricultural restrictions prohibits us from shipping it into your state.

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