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Kentucky Coffeetree (Gymnocladus dioicus)肯塔基州咖啡樹

Kentucky Coffeetree (Gymnocladus dioicus)肯塔基州咖啡樹

Kentucky Coffeetree (Gymnocladus dioicus) flowers 德州咖啡樹的花串

Kentucky Coffeetree (Gymnocladus dioicus) flowers 肯塔基州咖啡樹的花串

Kentucky Coffeetree (Gymnocladus dioicus)德州咖啡樹

Kentucky Coffeetree (Gymnocladus dioicus)肯塔基州咖啡樹

Kentucky Coffeetree (Gymnocladus dioicus) seeds 德州咖啡樹種子

Kentucky Coffeetree (Gymnocladus dioicus) seeds 肯塔基州咖啡樹種子

It is a large tree.  Mature tree height:60′-70’x width:40′-50′. In spring the tree blooms small, fragrant white flowers and follow the large seed pods in fall and last through winter.  The seed is hard shelled beans which can be roasted and used as a substitute as coffee beans but unroasted pods and seeds are toxic. The wood from the tree is used by cabinetmakers and carpenters because the wood is very durable and strong.  Propagate by seeds.

豆科,肥皂莢屬的大型樹. 成熟株高60-70呎,寬幅可達40-50呎. 全株有毒.  全日照.  春天開白色花串,有香味. 花謝後夏末結大果莢,種子像曼陀珠一樣大顆,種皮很厚. 豆子經烘焙研磨後可當咖啡來食用,不過生的是有毒的. 木材的材質結實耐用很受到木匠的喜愛常用於傢俱或廚具.  用種子繁殖.

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Purple robe Locust (Robinia x ambigua ‘Idahoensis’) 香花槐

Purple robe Locust (Robinia  x ambigua ‘Idahoensis’) 香花槐 A young tree. 香花槐的小樹.

Purple robe Locust (Robinia x ambigua ‘Idahoensis’) 香花槐 A young tree. 香花槐的小樹.

Robinia (Robinia pseudoacacia ‘Purple Robe’) 香花槐

 

Purple robe Locust (Robinia  x ambigua ‘Idahoensis’) --flower clusters   香花槐 -- 香花槐的花串.

Purple robe Locust (Robinia x ambigua ‘Idahoensis’) –flower clusters 香花槐 — 香花槐的花串.

Purple robe Locust (Robinia  x ambigua ‘Idahoensis’) --flower clusters and branches   香花槐 -- 香花槐的花串與枝葉

Purple robe Locust (Robinia x ambigua ‘Idahoensis’) –flower clusters and branches 香花槐 — 香花槐的花串與枝葉

Purple robe Locust (Robinia  x ambigua ‘Idahoensis’) --flower clusters and branches   香花槐 -- 香花槐的花串與枝葉

Purple robe Locust (Robinia x ambigua ‘Idahoensis’) –flower clusters and branches 香花槐 — 香花槐的花串與枝葉

 

Very attractive, fast growing large tree with large clusters of deep rosy, purple fragrant flowers in late spring to early summer and can flower once in fall.  In warm region it can flower every season.  It will not produce viable seeds so less mess and weeding to do.   This tree is very hardy, easy to grow and care.   Pea family.    Purple robe locust a.k.a. Idaho locust or Robinia x ambigua ‘Idahoensis‘ is form of the Black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia).

Best in full sun location.  USDA Zones: 5-9.   Tolerant cold or hot climate and dry soil.    You can propagate it easily by green wood cuttings, root cuttings or grafting.  Mature height is around 30′-40′ x 20′ width, suitable for large garden or park.

豆科的很漂亮的,生長速度快的大型開花樹,開紅紫色的花串,有香味.     在溫帶地區春末夏初時是主要開花期,秋天照顧好的話能再開一次,溫暖的地區則能每季都開.    該樹種無法有性繁殖,但容易用無性繁殖:新枝,根插等方法都能繁殖.  成熟株高30呎到40呎高,20呎寬.   全日照.    抗病蟲害也抗污染.  耐寒也耐熱耐旱.  適合大花園或公園的用樹.

 

 

Red Maple (Acer rubrum)美國紅楓

Red Maple (Acer rubrum)美國紅楓

Red Maple flowers (Acer rubrum)美國紅楓的花

Red Maple flowers (Acer rubrum)美國紅楓的花


Red Maple flowers (Acer rubrum)美國紅楓的花

Red Maple flowers (Acer rubrum)美國紅楓的花


 European Starling on red maple 紫翅椋鳥(學名:Sturnus vulgaris,又名歐洲八哥)停留在美國紅楓樹上

European Starling on red maple 紫翅椋鳥(學名:Sturnus vulgaris,又名歐洲八哥)停留在美國紅楓樹上

Acer rubrum (Red Maple, also known as Swamp, Water or Soft Maple), is one of the most common and widespread deciduous trees here in Canada. Its tiny red flowers are quite showy in spring. I love its stunning red fall colour!!
美國紅楓是槭樹科,槭樹屬,大型落葉喬木,生長速度快,所產木材為軟木,高度一般可達30米,樹形直立向上,成年樹形多為卵形或橢圓形.春季開紅花,先花後葉. 秋色綠葉轉為紅豔,非常搶眼!

秋天的橡樹Autumn Oak

秋天的橡樹Autumn Oak
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So many different pretty oak trees turning colour and producing acorns in autumn. Some autumn foliage will be bright red or red or orange or yellow or not changing colour so it will eventually dry out and become brown.

In some culture, acorns are used as food, eat as nuts for emergency or dried, grind into powder, get the starch with water cook in short time and can make jelly like tofu, with sauce, it is nice and special! I have tried few times.

Some countries their culture believe eating acorns are good for your health–perhaps because of the mighty oak lives strong and long?

秋天橡樹開始葉色轉變結實累累. 橡樹的葉色會轉成鮮紅,或紅,或橘色,或黃色,或不變色然後乾枯後成黃褐色.

有些文化有將橡實當成救荒的乾糧. 橡實可以去殼去皮後磨成粉,它的澱粉可和水煮成布丁一樣的"橡子豆腐",配著清淡沾醬,滋味不錯很特別,我吃過.

有些國家相信吃橡子有益健康且能延年益壽–可能是因為橡樹本身長壽高大的關係吧?