Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Bougie and cork bark oak

These two sepecies do not stand freeze if it hits the foliage. Slight freezes don't harm the trees really, though. These two got some freeze last October, just before I placed them indoors. The foliage appeared dead by now and I removed it. This is a good opportunity to see the inner quality of these trees which normally always have foliage. For those who are worried: this is like a total defoliation - not a big deal.

Bougainvillea glabra,45 cm, about 60 years old
Cork bark oak, Quercus suber, 70 cm, about 50 years old, see history in gallery