Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Ladies and gentlemen, introducing Cassia bakeriana



I'm going to let the photos do the talking.



























12 comments:

Floridagirl said...

Ooh, that pink cassia is beautiful!

Penny McCrea said...

It really is. People are stopping to take photos. It's a fast grower, which makes me think it might not do too well in a storm. :-(

Ami said...

Gorgeous! I am sure it is a attention grabber! I would have stopped to take a picture too :) How fast does this tree grow?

Penny McCrea said...

Ami, it's fast; I think it's about 4 years old. Most of the year it's actually rather unattractive with its ugly shape. I got it when it was v. small from the Flowering Tree Society in Dade.

NanaK said...

Wow. That is a real show stopper. Do the butterflies love it like the yellow cassia?

Penny McCrea said...

Hey, Nana. Not that I've seen. :(

It may be too new an introduction for butterflies to have figured it out. I've only seen one other of these in flower around here.

James Missier said...

Look so much like crab apple tree.
Im sure it would so explosive beautiful if more trees are planted together in a clump.

Penny McCrea said...

Hi, James. It sometimes gets called the dwarf apple blossom tree, which I think is a daft name because there's nothing dwarf about the tree or the blossom.

It's native to Southeast Asia, I believe, so you could grow it. :)

TOG said...

I have put a tree like yours on my blog for the last 4 years. I've watched this one grow:
http://togofcoralgables.blogspot.com/2010/05/showing-off-for-4th-time.html

Penny McCrea said...

Hey, TOG. I saw you had one on your blog. Whereabouts is it? I know I saw another one recently, but for the life of me I can't remember where. The best is over now, but it's still pretty.

lori said...

Hi Terra. It will do fine in a wind storm. The branches are very flexible. Check out our website at Georgiavines.com

Terra Mirabilis said...

Thanks, Lori. And will do.

-- Penny