Tomorrow is Earth Day and I didn’t want to wait until then to show shoot the tree in a yard near my home where there are two different blossoms.
One is the white crabapple blossom so popular in Ohio yards. The other is a Japanese pink willow with its iconic drooping limbs festooned with flowers.
Both grow from a single trunk at a fork where a graft intending to make one of the two trees the predominant growth split forcing both trees to grow.
I’m not sure which is the root stock and which is the flowering stock but it appears the crabapple is the fork that formed from the trunk below the grafting point.
It really doesn’t matter which one was planned. They are now one tree with two different flowers. I love this tree.