Every morning I go out the door ever since we moved to the new house (one week anniversary... Yay!! lol) I am amazed by that tree. The leaves are small and so red. I couldn't help but take pictures this morning.
maples are always nice, and chinese maples are brilliant. not sure where you're located, lau, but you might consider some crepe myrtle for your yard. flowers in the spring and firey orange in the fall. FABU!!!
"The common name of this plant is crape myrtle not crepe myrtle. It is called this because the flowers have crinkly petals that resemble the material called crepe (which according to Webster is a "light crinkled fabric woven of any of various fibers") but many references tell us that you're supposed to spell it crape when it's in front of myrtle. Confused? I think somebody was full of crape when they came up with this name!
Hardiness: USDA Zones 7-9. In general, trees are extremely vigorous and hardy. Newer varieties are extending the range - check with your local garden center for crapes that survive in colder zones."
site has some interesting info re: crape/crepe myrtle. there are hybrids around that are intended for shrubbery, pot growing, and even bonzai!
FYI when someone chops their crepe myrtle into a shrubbery, it's call crepe murder *g*
I am doing a report on maple trees and you have really helped me, all of you, so thank you. I am doing the chinese maple tree. I did not know the leaves were so tiny. I have one at the end of my street, but I don't normally look at it. The pictures are beautiful, so thanks for sharing! That was a great snapshot (or two). Again, I thank all of you!!
Lena,yes, the leaves are that tiny. There's one in my yard Plus, how can it be 1:43???? I could not spare any information, because I do not know anything really, and I think my Internet's messed up, I don't know. I happened to press the wrong button and ended up looking at these beautiful pictures, Lau. Thanks for sharing.