6 responses to “Prunus serrula”

  1. Michael Brown

    It only took me a second to add this site to my favorites list at Photoblogs.org!
    A wealth of information to be found here, and I certainly will visit often!!

  2. Beverley

    Prunus serrula – Z5 – RHS Index of Garden Plants, Griffiths
    Prunus serrula – Z6-8, A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants, Brickell, Cole, Zuk

  3. Daniel Mosquin

    Thanks Michael. You should know that I was planning on linking to your site as tomorrow’s resource link, even before you arrived here!

  4. Anthony

    Why does the bark all peel in one direction?

  5. Daniel Mosquin

    Anthony – the quick response would be “photographic license”, but, since I don’t recall it doing otherwise, I wonder if that is indeed the case for the entire length of the trunk. It seems to be doing the same in this photograph as well. I won’t have the opportunity to revisit this plant today, though, so I can’t confirm or add to the observation until tomorrow.

    I forgot to add a story from when I was taking this photograph in the winter garden. This plant is a little off the beaten path, so I was hidden from the view of some people visiting the garden. I overheard one of the visitors say: “You know how you say some food makes your tastebuds do acrobatics? This place does the same to my nose!” If you are a local and get a chance, it is indeed the best time of year to visit the winter garden.

  6. Daniel Mosquin

    I finally had a look at this – for that particular trunk, the bark peeled back from the northern face. For some other trunks (the plant is multi-stemmed), the bark peeled back from a western face. So, it seems that for this age of trunk, there is a vertical line from which the bark peels back, but it doesn’t always occur on any particular face.

    Why this is so, I don’t know.

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