Sunday, April 6, 2014

Wot no cherries?

Last week I visited Houston, primarily to see the John Singer Sargent exhibition at the Museum of Fine art. On our third day after a feast of art,  we had some spare time and with my friend Jim, we first visited the Japanese garden - quite beautiful but strange because of its absence of flowering cherries, such a quintessential part of any Japanese garden.  No doubt the climate is just too warm, being between zones 8b and 9a in Houston and species of Prunus generally growing between zones 4 to 9.

Anyone identify this for me? (Update - Bignonia capreolata - thanks to Max!)


  1. Max - many thanks - I guessed someone would tell me! Pretty climber - I love it but pungent smell!