Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Bloomin Tuesday-Fringe Tree

2 years ago I planted in my new backyard a Fringe Tree.The first year it rewarded me with lovely blossoms  in the spring......This year  even better; loaded with  white fluffy  panicles...
Fringe tree is  also called Old Mans Beard.It  is a refined, elegant beauty .This native of North America is a close relative of the lilacs, when in bloom this plant is best described by words like dainty, delicate and frilly,  airy with a light  sweet scent., Yesterday with the  warm still air the patio was filled with this soft  perfume.




More of this tree should be planted as it is so tolerant of  light and soil and urban conditions .Hardy to zone 5.

Is there a tree in your yard you love?


10 comments:

ONG said...

I've been considering adding one of these for a while now and those blooms are inspiring me to actually do it. Thanks for sharing.

Zoey said...

It does have lovely blossoms!

daisy said...

How gorgeous is that??!!!

Deb said...

Very, very nice. And such an appropriate name. I love it!

Racquel said...

Gorgeous tree! The blossoms are a nice bonus. :) I love my Crepe Myrtle tree.

Jean said...

Beautiful tree, Rosemary! Such delicate blooms. It must be spectacular in person. Jean

Miz Helen said...

Hi Rosemary,
I just love your Tree. It is so delicate and airy, very pretty. Thanks for sharing and hope you are having a great day!

Shady Gardener said...

I love the oak and shagbark hickory trees that were residing here before I moved in. Hands down winners! However, I planted a flowering crab that outblooms itself every Spring and the new Sunburst Honey Locust that has a Bright Green new growth that offers a great contrast to the darker green seen everywhere. :-)

You asked. I wrote. Looks like I can't pinpoint a favorite! ha.

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Hi Rosemary. Visiting via Jean's BT. Never heard of this tree, and I don't think I've ever seen one, but it's so unique.

My fave tree in my yard is a beautiful Blue Atlas Cedar planted right by my deck. Love that tree.

Thanks for sharing. Look forward to checking out more of your blog.
Carla

Kim and Victoria said...

I do like the looks of those fringe trees around town.
I love all the trees in our yard, my two favs are the Golden Chain tree and the Japanese Lilac.