My bargain Albizia julibrissin 'Summer Chocolate' is really stretching out and achieving some size. I love it.
Bought for the foliage I've been dreading the day it finally blooms – but that day is here.
And surprisingly I think the flower is actually quite attractive.
Truth be told I hadn't noticed the flowers until a couple fell onto our new chairs. Looking up at the tree I still couldn't find any signs of them. Thank goodness eagle-eye-Hogan (aka Sean) was over for a visit and spotted another flower and a few buds.
For such a lacy foliage it casts a fine shadow.
The flowers are less pink than I expected them to be, maybe that's why they're getting a pass.
A couple days later I spotted this odd specimen at Portland Nursery.
Both chocolate and green foliage, on the same plant!
It was being sold as chocolate. I wonder how common it is for leaves to revert to green? And isn't it interesting the photo on the tag appears to have both colors? (and ye gads...check out that price!)...
Curious George, very curious...
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