Verawood Trees

I LOVE Verawood trees. They give off a lovely yellow flower and their leaves close to sleep at night. I also LOVE a good bargain. Yesterday, I was coming home from a dental appointment, and I saw a 50% off, going-out-of-business sign at a nursery. So, I stopped.

I found 3 Verawood trees in 2 pots, which I got for $10!

3 Verawoods in 2 pots

So I repotted them this morning. To the left, in the big yellow pot, is a Verawood tree I bought several years ago for $25. It is lovely, but is getting sick of being in a pot. I don’t want to plant it at my current house, though, so like many of my other potted babies, I am trying to keep it healthy until we move, so I can plant it then and there.

4 Verawood trees

I have a little one that sprouted from a seed from a pod on the original tree. I planted this one last year.

Verawood that sprouted from seed pod from original tree

This is what a seed pod looks like. They grow on the tree after the yellow flowers depart.

Seed pod

They aren’t as easy to sprout as I thought, though. I put 7 seeds in 7 pots, and only 1 sprouted.

About Helen

I’m a Southern California living in South Florida. I’ve been here for 10 years as of October 1, 2007. No matter where I live, I’m a dog lover, and my breed is the Dobermann Pinscher of the Working Group. I am also fond of the Australian Shepherd of the Herding Group. My life revolves around my dogs, which is something those family members of mine don’t understand. So I’m an island in that respect, but have built friendships with those who are doggie lovers and respect the canine as much as I do. Some do rescue, some train in, compete in, and judge AKC trials. The common thread is our dogs are family.

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