Wednesday, June 04, 2008

mystery tree

I don't know what this tree is. Do you? It's in Chautauqua County, pretty near the lake (Erie), so I'd say zone 6a. The leaves are alternate and it gets pink seed pods in the fall.

Update: OK, so I should have ran these by The Dragon before posting, because as per usual, he has a pretty good guess: Euonymus europea, the spindle tree. See image, below, that I took at Klyn Nurseries in '04 (now that was a trip).

By the way the tree in question lives at Lana's The Little House, Forestville. Have a cup of tea and check it out. We'll be profiling the Little House's garden in the next (July-August) UGJ.


Roses and Lilacs said...

Euonymus sieboldianus - Spindle Tree
I think. I have one growing along the lane to my farm. Really a nice shaped tree. Funny it has those pretty seed pods but the flowers go unnoticed. Anyway, I think it's a member of the bittersweet family which it kind of resembles.

Jane M. said...

WOW you are good! Yup, they are the same family, Celastraceae. I'm impressed.

Jim/ArtofGardening said...

Damn. I was hoping I'd get it first and win a trip to Scotland or something!