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Maackia amurensis

 
Maackia amurensis
Maackia amurensis
Maackia amurensis

Family fabaceae
Life cycle tree (Z3-8)
Flowers white (June)
Size 20-30'
Light sun-part shade

Medium-sized tree native to Russia and eastern Asia. I have no idea how ours entered our garden, but I suspect a case of misidentified seed. For a long time I believed that the specimen I grew in our nursery area was yellowwood (Cladrastis kentukea), but once it finally bloomed, it was clear that I had a different species on my hands. So whether it was the Cladrastis seed that was at fault, or something else that wound up getting mixed up in my messy nursery area, I'll never know. In any case, it's a nice enough tree. The flowers aren't spectacular, but I'm taken by the way the tree buds and leafs out in spring. It found a place in the back yard, as part of the project to create a larger woodland garden area – even though the tree is way too small to contribute to the canopy for now. Gardeners have to look to the future, after all.

Maackia amurensis
Maackia amurensis
Maackia amurensis

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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