Woody botanical notes, selected

Acer palmatum red leaves

Acer palmatum: distinctive lacy, delicate leaves. And so red today.

Gingko biloba

Gingko biloba: this tree is “holding” its leaves, but most have dropped. Strange, but true.

Lagerstroemia crapemyrtle

Lagerstroemia: you may know it as crape myrtle (has alternate spellings). When the plants are repeatedly pruned of their upper branches (quite the fashion in some quarters), they desperately put up forests of thin shoots seeking to compensate for the diminishment in nutrition from the loss of leaves.

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