Literally, that was the thought that happened in my brain when I stepped out of my house this morning and looked up:
Oh no, friends, that is no diaper. It is a big ass droopy white flower. And there are several of them in my mystery tree.
Can someone please quell my neuroses and tell me what kind of flipping tree this is?! I have been on all kinds of databases and have even taken "tree quizzes" (yes, the internet has those! and I can now tell you the different between pinnate and double pinnate!) to find out what it is. My best guess is that it's some kind of mutant magnolia???
- Large, diaper-like flowers that appear with ninja-like surprise in mid-May
- waxy leaves that don't go away or fall off or lose their color in winter
- the leaves start shedding, instead, during the most asinine time - the Spring. See:
I think I will owe you my first born if you can enlighten me.It is driving me up a wall....