Last year, my friend gave me what looked like a twig in a pot for my birthday.  Since she is a good friend, I knew it wasn’t a joke – but she wouldn’t tell me what it was until it started to show signs of life.  Eventually, she gave me its name – Albizia summer chocolate. 

Albizia summer chocolate - daytime

Whilst being part of the mimosa family, it appears to be very happy in its pot.  It is in a south-facing location which seems to suit it perfectly.  The leaves are a lovely reddish colour. 

Albizia summer chocolate - in the evening

One of the more interesting things about it is the way in which its leaves fold up in the evening.  I believe it flowers in the US, wonder if it will here in the UK?  Watch this space for updates ……………