Sunday, May 15, 2016

Another Bloom'n Tree



While driving toward mid-town yesterday, I caught sight of this tree out of the corner of my eye.  Those gorgeous purple blooms had me so enthralled that I turned around to get a closer look.



























I don't recall seeing one exactly like this before so I had to do some research to find out what it is.  It's called a Chaste Tree or sometimes Monk's Pepper.  Those long spiky flowers appear at the end of the branches.


It was sitting in the middle of someone's front yard so I had to do a little zooming in to get a close-up shot of those gorgeous flowers.  I think I might have a new favorite tree!

I have a new post on Sharon's Sojourns.  I'm back at the Huntington again but, this time I concentrate on the masterpieces in the art collection.

11 comments:

Jacob said...

We have these, I think, in red...very nice. They also remind me of a bottle tree I've seen in this area - made up of blue bottles. I don't know why people do such things.

Andy said...

Sharon your part of the world is so beautiful. The weather is freakish cold here. 37°F / 3°C

Steve Reed said...

Nice! It looks a bit like a buddleia or a lilac.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh wow what a gorgeous tree, that would just lovely in my garden.. have taken note of the name to take along on next nursery visit.. Now Sharon you should have hugged that beauty for 'hug/love a tree day' tomorrow :)

William Kendall said...

What a pretty colour! It also reminds me of lilac.

RedPat said...

That is so beautiful, Sharon!

Lois said...

That is a new one for me! It's lovely.

Catalyst said...

Yup. Kinda like a purple bottlebush tree. I wonder if this one is as messy.

Bob Crowe said...

Caste Tree? Monk's Pepper? There could be a common origin.

Roseann said...

I believe it's a Buddleia or Butterfly Bush. In the Northeast they die back in the winter and regrow to about 8 feet in the summer season. They are quite spindly and never turn into anything you'd call a tree.

Jack said...

Nice! I like your composition and use of the pot and red flowers (geraniums?).