Thursday, May 21, 2009

Ode to a Son: My Brazilian Rosewood Tree

© photo copyright 2009 Carrie Boyko
My Baby Brazilian Rosewood Tree
Our New Drought Tolerant Addition


In honor of my son FINALLY coming home from his South American semester of study, I have planted a Brazilian Rosewood Tree in the front yard. I am told it is drought resistant and grows very fast, up to 100 feet tall. This tree will bear beautiful yellow to orange blooms each Spring.





Adding, once again, to our future shade and lessening our water needs, this tree is the next generation for our cozy home, destined to be greener each year. Although it stands dwarfed by the massive pine in its background, shown here, these native Pines do not live long lives, and this one may be at risk, due to its location in open area.


© photo copyright 2009 Carrie Boyko

Brazilian Rosewood Tree

A few years ago, when hurricanes Charlie and his 3 friends came through our area, each left 2 of these giant beauties lying in our yard or on our house. After losing 8 of them that season, we knew we should begin a planting program to prepare for the loss of shade that appears to be a risk in our Hurricane-prone location.

This beautiful little tree represents the future to me, just as my son does. Let's hope they both continue to grow steadfast and healthy.


5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love your Brazilian Rosewood tree. Might I ask where you got it? I have been looking for one for years.

Carrie Boyko said...

This little stick of a tree has now blossomed quickly to 20 ft tall with a shade canopy of about the same width, all in a mere 2 years. I have begun searching for another and learned that they are endangered and few are being shipped here for sale. They are native to South American rainforests and were brought in, but now many seedlings are being replanted there to try to repopulate some areas. Good luck finding one!

kashibee said...

Hello, Your tree is very wonderful. I want to plant this tree in my garden.Could you send me seeds of brasilian yellow tree? I ready to pay all costs. I live in Japan.I want to gardening brasilian nature. Please reply to me.

kashibee said...

Hello, Your tree is very wonderful. I want to plant this tree in my garden.Could you send me seeds of brasilian yellow tree? I ready to pay all costs. I live in Japan.I want to gardening brasilian nature. Please reply to me. I am an amature gardener of bonsai.

Carrie J. Boyko said...

@Kashibee: I wish I knew how, but alas, I know nothing about harvesting the seeds of this tree. Try an online search for shipment of a sapling. You may have better luck, and can learn more about soil requirements. Best wishes!

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