One in Adelphi, Maryland, one in Wildwood, Florida, one at the US National Arboretum with a grandfatherly interest in many more around the DC area (unless noted, pictures are taken the day of post)
Monday, August 20, 2012
Fruit is happening on the Korean Sweetheart trees. I planted them there on Korean Hill just over twenty years ago. For the longest time I thought they were shrubs . They just kept on growing though. They're a nice size for a tree in a smallish garden. They've got flowers in the spring, these cool fruits at the end of summer, and great fall color. I always like to consider how plants look like with their leaves off. This one is quite nice, say a 7.9 where 10 would be a Japanese maple and 3, maybe a suckering magnolia.