Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Jeweled Tree Mystery

This amazing flower is blooming on a tree my Dad planted many years ago.
This is the first time in ten years that the tree has burst into colour.
It is a truly amazing site. I have never seen such a bloom and although my Dad insists the tree is called "the President" I can't find a single link on line to verify it.
Do you know what tree this is? This tree is blooming in Toronto but it looks like it belongs on a tropical island.
We took many photos of it so that my Dad will have a record of this year's showing. He believes. that it may die now that it has shown off it's amazing flowers.

Here is one branch. The leaves curl in at night. I would really like to know what this tree is so if you have any horticulturalists in your circle maybe we can solve this mystery together!


7 comments :

DeeAnne said...

Your dad's tree is a Mimosa! The pictures are lovely!

Carmi said...

DeeAnne! I post a query to the world wide web and an hour later comes my answer! Mimosa! I am already googling it and have found identical pictures! Merci!

Irene said...

I believe this was the reason for inventing www to reach out to one another in special ways. Thanks Dee Anne I out looking for a Mimosa.

Edie said...

I see that others have already told you about my favorite tree! They used to grow prolifically here in North Carolina, but sometime in the late 1950s-early 60s there was a blight that killed almost all of them. They are just now becoming prolific again. Trivia for the day....

edie

Francy said...

My most fav tree of all time the Mimosa. They are so very beautiful in trunk shape, leaf and bloom!

Sharon said...

The mimosa tree is a small to medium sized tree growing 20-40ft. Isn't that tall? We often used the mimosa flower (different origin I think since the flower was yellow) in Japanese flower arranging. Mimosa is Tayoh's middle name.

Anonymous said...

I would think the reason it hasn't bloomed is that it does better in warmer, humid climates. My grandmother had these in her yard that we used to climb! My mother hated them, I think because her brother pinned her against one, with his car, one time! LOL So nice feeling for me, to see those blooms and leaves!