Medium sized ornamental with short trunk or several trunks and glorious black leaves with pink flower clusters.
Black Mimosa Tree - 20 Seeds Albizia julibrissin Black Silk Tree, Summer Chocolate, Charlotte Black, Black Mimosa, Dark Mimosa, Mimosa Nigra, Black Powder - puff Tree
Description: Medium sized ornamental with short trunk or several trunks and a very broad, flattened crown of spreading branches, glorious black leaves, and with showy pink flower clusters. Height: 30 foot (9 meters) or greater. Diameter: 8 inch (20 centimeters).
Leaves: Very dark gray to black bipinnately compound; 6 - 15 inch (15 - 38 centimeters) long; fernlike; with 5 - 12 pairs of side axes covered with fine hairs. Each axis has 15 - 30 pairs of oblong black leaflets, 3/8 - 5/8 inch (10 - 15 millimeters) long. Coloration develops in the second or third season. (Stress may delay or totally inhibit coloration of foliage.) Bark: Blackish or gray; nearly smooth. Twigs: Brown or gray; often angled.
Flowers: More than 1 inch (2.5 centimeters) long; with long threadlike pink stamens whitish toward base; crowded in long - stalked ball - like clusters 1 1/2 - 2 inch (4 - 5 centimeters) wide; grouped at ends of twigs; throughout summer.
Fruit: 5 - 8 inch (13 - 29 centimeters) long; flat pointed oblong pod; yellow - brown; maturing in summer, remaining closed; several beanlike flattened shiny brown seeds.
Habitat: Open areas including wasteland and dry gravelly soils. 50 foot. medium tree; crown umbrella - like; trunk short. Pods 8 inch, linear - oblong, flat, yellowish green.