Enjoy Blossoms Early in the Season
Looking for a plant that is as anxious for spring to arrive as you are? Eastern leatherwood, Dirca palustris, is just what the doctor ordered.
This small, graceful tree sends out dozens of yellow bell-shaped flowers along its delicate network of branches in late winter and very early spring -- long before the leaves in the canopy above it leaf out and even before its own leaves emerge.
Photos copyright 2011 Ken Robinson