Tree following, June 2021

Liz – these pictures of the Seven-Sons tree in my back garden, here in Lexington, Kentucky, were taken last week just before torrential rain started.

Because the blossom appears later in the year there’s been little apparent change since last month apart from it getting leafier.


The picture below also shows my Zephirine Drouhin thornless climbing rose that I thought I’d lost.



The yellow discolouration on the bark is of note, as are the marks which look like scaring or scoring.

Mike – Over the course of the past couple of months the Hornbeam in the local park has gone from looking golden-yellow to bright green and is now much darker, as seen  here.

The branches are only visible from close-to and  underneath as the fully grown leaves now cover the the tree.




Our thanks to Pat, The Squirrelbasket, for hosting tree following, and if you want to see what it’s all about, and perhaps join in, please  have a look at this tree following post.

Take care, and have a good weekend!

Author: Flighty

...allotmenteer, armchair gardener, blogger and sofa flying book buff.

20 thoughts on “Tree following, June 2021”

  1. The shape of the hornbeam in your nearby park is spectacular, and I love the close up of the leaves.
    Thank you, Mike, for also featuring my seven sons tree.


  2. Don’t they both look fabulous now that summer’s here and they’re in full leaf. You’ve both chosen lovely trees to feature this year.


  3. I have that thornless rose. It came from my grandfather. It’s planted all along my wire boundary fences where the wind blows through it. It means it doesn’t get blackspot and flowers beautifully. Grandfather had it on a wall and it always sulked in the hot dry conditions. Much happier here, and he enjoyed seeing it while he was alive. We have hornbeam trimmed up all along our green corridor tunnel in the wild garden. Thanks for sharing.


  4. I like the name Seven-Sons tree. Much more fun than the Swedish name for the same tree which is jasmintry, literally “Jasmine Honeysuckle”. Not a good name, especially since it’s not even a honeysuckle.


  5. Such an interesting name, Seven Sons, and new to me. I see it is in the same family as honeysuckle. I look forward to the flowers, maybe they will be familiar. Mike, your tree really is spectacular with such a full canopy!


  6. That’s a splendid tree Mike. There’s something sculptural about it, don’t you think, from the whole shape to the individual ribbed leaves.

    I like the name of the Seven-Sons tree – I know nothing about it, but would have guessed the name is Chinese in origin. I’m looking forward to seeing the flowers.


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