Kalopanax Pictus

Another Funky Feature of the Week… the Kalopanax Pictus (Castor-aralia Tree).

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This tree is having a great bloom this year, covered with clusters of soft round flowers. It is a tall tree, so you have to look up to notice the show, but it’s worth the kink in your neck!

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And to add to the interest of this tree, check out the thorns protruding from the bark of its trunk!

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For more info, check out the University of Connecticut Plant Database.

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