09 April 2011

Weeping Peach Tree

We were in Tulsa today and a friend pointed out an historic tree that has been growing in the same place for about 100 years.

It is growing with the protection of a stacked rock wall and its branches gracefully spill over the wall.

The flowers are double blooms.
Here's the house where the tree has lived for such a long time.
And, there is a creek next to the house with flowering trees.

So, we know that a weeping flowering fruit tree is a grafted tree and this one is surprisingly short. The reason is the condition of the trunk and the grafting location. The photo is enlarged so you can see this tree's survival tactics.

Plants are amazing.

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