View Full Version : One tree...two colors?

04-01-2005, 08:45 AM
I saw a tree a few days ago that had red blooms on part of the tree and light pink blooms on other parts of the tree. The colors did not mix at all... but were completely separate in color. What causes this to happen?

I'll get a picture today if I can. Its on someones residents.

04-01-2005, 09:44 AM
Could be a graft. I've seen pink & white dogwoods grafted together.

04-01-2005, 10:00 AM
JoeinJasper is right. When I was a kid I would graft five kinds of citrus on one tree. Called it a fruit-salad tree. Eventually the fruit would turn very weird tasting but still damn good with vodka. There's a company back East that has been grafting Hibiscus syriacus plants together. Red, white and blue on the same bush all separate. Looks kinda cool.

04-01-2005, 06:32 PM
Got the photo today....

David Grass
04-01-2005, 08:51 PM
a grafted cherry, actually they usually have 3 colors!

David Grass
04-01-2005, 08:55 PM
and indeed maybe the "top" in that one is a lighter almost white, I have several customers with the 3 shade cherry.