One tree...two colors?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by o-so-n-so, Apr 1, 2005.

  1. o-so-n-so

    o-so-n-so LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
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    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.
     
  2. JoeinJasper

    JoeinJasper LawnSite Member
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    Could be a graft. I've seen pink & white dogwoods grafted together.
     
  3. Garth

    Garth LawnSite Senior Member
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    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.
     
  4. o-so-n-so

    o-so-n-so LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 1,218

    Got the photo today....

    Tree colors 001.jpg
     
  5. David Grass

    David Grass LawnSite Senior Member
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    a grafted cherry, actually they usually have 3 colors!
     
  6. David Grass

    David Grass LawnSite Senior Member
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    and indeed maybe the "top" in that one is a lighter almost white, I have several customers with the 3 shade cherry.
     

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