Thanks to my dear friend, I have enjoyed a trip to the RHS gardens at Wisley this week on a glorious sunny day so my Five on Friday is based on the exciting and unusual trees we came across.
1. Citrus tangelo
The Orlando tangelo is a cross between a tangerine and a grapefruit and is very juicy. We found this inside the Glasshouse.
2. Cornus Kousa- possibly Wisley Queen
The flowers are the tiddly bobbly things in the middle of the creamy bracts. The leaves are purple/red in the autumn and the bracts change to pink with red fruits.
3. Abutilon Jermyns
4. Handkerchief Tree - Davidia Involucrata - Also known as the Dove Tree or Ghost tree.
5. Toona Sinensis Flamingo - Chinese mahogany
These pink leaves change colour to creamy yellow and then to green and are deciduous.
5. Ravenala Madagascariensis
Rain collects in the leaves way up the top and runs all the way down providing a drink caught at the bottom. It is known as the Travellers Tree or Travellers Palm and is a member of the Bird of Paradise family.
Fantastic aren't they!
Tomorrow I'll put on a few more plants from Wisley as I would definitely overstep the five needed for today - mind you I did sneak an extra one in by having two number fives!! How naughty am I!
Thanks for visiting, see you soon.