Monday, October 6, 2014

another mystery tree

On our property there are 9 of these unknown trees, 3 more mature than the others that were probably planted just a year or so ago.  Bare in the winter, they are full of white flowers before any leaves appear. Now a few leaves are turning color and falling; when we made an offer on the cabin last November, we saw tiny fruit on the branches. Have no clue as to what it is.

The largest one near our patio, usually filled with birds, seems confused as to what season it is: it recently popped out with a few more flowers, giving me a chance to add that to my sketch.

Browsing in a tree guide, my nearest guess is a Mexican Plum or Rusty Blackhaw.


  1. Hi Vicky ... another tree to look at is Cascara. But that is just a guess. I'm not familiar with your area. I like the way you've put fall and spring pages together.

  2. I'm not familiar with the Cascara tree but images on-line look like it may be. I'll wait and compare the berries after they show up.
    The flower and green leaf are drawn from life this past week --- for some strange reason, one of the trees started to flower again, though not as profusely as in the spring. The spring flowers came BEFORE any leaves!


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