I wrote about my Smoke Tree yesterday, you can find the post here if you missed it: Smoke Sky
Many of you asked about it and were not that familiar with it. I took a couple more photos to show you the entire tree and the blooms. They are not like regular blooms on a tree, I have never seen anything like it. I guess this is why it is called a smoke tree. The blooms look like puffs of smoke. Very cool.
The smoketree is a native of Eurasia and has long been a favorite shrub or small tree for garden plantings, along property lines and along the borders of landscaped areas. It was introduced into America as early as 1656 and was commonly available in nurseries by 1790. It is a species with many names including smokebush, European smoketree, cloud tree, wig tree, mist tree and Jupiter’s beard. The tree is in the Mango/Cashew family. Here is the entire tree. It grows beside my porch and has to be trimmed or it would grow well over the roof in one season. A great fast growing tree and it comes back every years, love those perennials.
365 Photos Challenge Day 204