Albizia julibrissin summer chocolate

Discussion in 'General/Other Cold Hardy Plants' started by Milos, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. Milos

    Milos Chlorophyta

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    I was wondering if anyone here grows this albizia variety? I grow two normal albizias (less then two years old) but am thinking of getting this one because the color of its leaves is beautiful! It is not less or more cold hardy than classic albizia julibrissin, so that means it can survive temperatures down to -25C! Just, fantastic! :) Here are some pictures that I found on the internet:
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  2. John S

    John S Administrator
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    I don't own one but I've seen a few planted around here. I wonder how large they can get. Definitely want to try one soon but I'm afraid of its invasiveness.
     
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    Such a beautiful plant! I have never seen a Mimosa (albizia) with leaves this color. And the pink blooms are so much more striking against the purplish leaves then against the more common green leaves. If you get one, I hope you are successful in growing it.
     
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