Unusual semi-hardy tree. Chocolate brown foliage sports puffy pink flowers in summer.
While not the hardiest plant for the interior northeast, 'Summer Chocolate' is one of those irresistible plants that will make you pull out all the stops to grow. Why you ask? One look at its deep, chocolate brown leaflets on its compound leaves will tell you that plants that look this different and this scrumptious are rare indeed! Your love of chocolate will find a new outlet when you look at this wide spreading, umbrella shaped small tree that has even more to tempt you than just incredible foliage. How about pink, puff ball shaped flowers to contast with its deep foliage in July and August? What a thrilling combination that is enhanced with a great flower scent and their ability to attract butterflies! 'Summer Chocolate' is a great specimen for a spot that has full sun and is protected from harsh winter winds and deep winter temperature valleys. It's hard to guarantee its toughness in the interior northeast but it is easy to guarantee its one-of-a-kind beauty!
One of a kind- Chocolate Mimosa!
In zone 6 and below, protect from harsh winter winds and deep winter temperature valleys to attempt over-wintering