Chocolate Fountain Mimosa Tree

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Establish an exotic landscape feature the easy way with a daring, designer cultivar of Silk Tree! Chocolate Fountain Mimosa tree (Albizia julibrissin 'NCAJl' PP# 25813) features stunning, deep burgundy foliage and showy summer blooms each year in the summertime.

As if that weren't enough, Chocolate Fountain is an unusual weeping Mimosa with a lovely fountain form. Introduced by North Carolina State University, this petite tree looks soft and graceful in the landscape.

Planting and Application:

Every garden could use one of more of these enchanting small feature trees with their pendulous branches and dark, fern-like foliage. Downturned, weeping trees are actually some of our most popular plants at because people love their unforgettable, lyrical form…your friends will be begging to know where you got it!

  • With two-foot long, bipinnately compound leaves, Chocolate Fountain Weeping Mimosa tree is a perfect small tree for a petite garden. Plant one or more as a great focal point for an exotic border.
  • Plant where you will enjoy the fragrance and look of the delicate, almost ethereal, cherry-cordial-pink flowers. That bottlebrush flower form truly dazzles against the fine-textured, wine-red foliage!
  • Use Chocolate Fountain Mimosa as a wonderful conversation starter in a large container by the patio or front door. The rich, purple foliage is so dark, it is almost black and makes an opulent display from spring to first frost.
  • Try one as a wonderful conversation starter in a large container by the patio or front door. It will provide a beautiful backdrop for your parties and get-togethers!
  • Desirable Chocolate Fountain Mimosa tree is a wonderful gift plant, as well! This pretty specimen tree suits many architectural styles and garden themes and the fragrant blooms will entice butterflies to visit!

#ProPlantTips for Care: 

Plant in full sun with well-drained soil. If your soil needs better drainage, protect new plantings with extra soil heaped up in a planting mound or raised bed.

  • Use symbiotic Nature Hills Root Booster in the planting hole for best results over the life of your Chocolate Fountain Mimosa. These proven ingredients never wear out in their support of the tiny feeder roots.
  • Water consistently during the first season to get the plants established. Although they will become quite rugged and durable over time…keep them stress-free with moderate water.
  • In early spring, you can prune to remove broken branches or correct the overall shape. Please make a pruning plan before your start to avoid taking off too much…slow and steady wins the design prize.

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 18.99
20 - 49.99 21.99
50 - 69.99 24.99
70 - 99.99 29.99
100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
150 - 150+ Approx 27%

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Chocolate Fountain Mimosa Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-10
Growing Zones 6-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Albizia julibrissin 'NCAJl' PP#25813
Mature Height 15 - 20 feet
Mature Spread 15 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Dark Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes