Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Chinese Parasol Tree July 30-31, 2013

ABC Wednesday
C is for Chinese Parasol Tree
Chinese Parasol Tree, Firmiana Simplex, is a fast growing tree native to China.
There the wood is used to make musical instruments
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The blooms are really huge clusters of tiny flowers.
Because of its rapid growth and prolific seed production,
Chinese Parasol Tree is considered aggressive and invasive in some areas.
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In the Autumn, the leaves turn a beautiful yellow before they fall off.
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17 comments:

  1. What a beautiful tree!

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  2. What a magnificent tree, I'm glad I don't have one because my grandsons try to climb everything.

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  3. interesting - not a tree I'd heard about before

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  4. Interesting that almost anything can be invasive in the wrong setting.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  5. It is an impressive looking tree. The autumn foliage is very beautiful. That's going in my notebook!

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  6. What a beautiful tree! Very great for summer.
    Wil, ABCW Team.

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  7. beautiful tree & interesting post. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Pretty, glad you told me it was seedy....cause that's one more thing I'm trying to get rid of in my yard. Anything that drops and propagates at will.

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  9. I love plants and trees that have bunches of tiny flowers!

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  10. Fascinating tree. Thanks for the information about this tree.

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  11. What an interesting tree...love it...Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. cheers.

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  12. Beautiful tree and great pictures!

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  13. There's a tree I do not know. Very pretty.

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  14. I don't believe I've ever seen or heard of this tree! It is a beauty, looks like it should have a hammock hanging under it:)

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  15. I have to thank you for this post. Had wondered what these trees were that seemed to bloom long after every other flowering tree in this area, and now I know. So thanks! : )

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