There can’t be too many plants with emergent spring leaves that are not a shade of green. These are greenish pink? Actually, nandinas exhibit a range of leaf colors…so maybe not so strange?
I’ve been watching this corner…now newly fixed. I’m afraid that without bollards or other defensive structures, one of the next dozen dually delivery trucks to right-turn here will once again flip the metal out of its resting place. And the cycle of damage/fixing will continue.
20 May 2018 at 9:31 am
Some plants do start with a reddish tint. I learned at some point, (i.e. I can’t cite a source), that the reddish color acts like sunscreen for the wee leaves.
20 May 2018 at 9:34 am
Fascinating! Does sound like a logical reason….
20 May 2018 at 8:47 pm
Ring around the conesy?