Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

December 21, 2010

Taking Turns

Filed under: Avondale,Trees — paul @ 7:07 am
Illawarra Flame Tree

Illawarra Flame Tree

Last February this Illawarra Flame Tree (brachychiton acerifolius) featured in a post entitled “A Tree of Two Halves”. One half of the tree being smothered in red blossom, while the other half was covered in green foliage. Now the tree is in flower again, but this time it is the other half (or two thirds, to be correct) that do the flowering, while the left hand trunk is bearing the leaves. At 120 Ash Street, Avondale.

Interestingly, I have recently seen another two-trunk flame tree (in Mount Roskill, I think) where one half was in flower and the other half green. Maybe this is a feature?

The picture from February:

Illawarra Flame Tree

Illawarra Flame Tree

1 Comment

  1. How interesting. I’ve never seen them do this .. they are usually all red at this time of year.

    Comment by joan — December 21, 2010 @ 2:16 pm

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