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The following are photographs of my Japanese Silk Trees. I had not heard of them before I bought my current house. The lady I bought the house from told me what they were, so I hope that's correct as she also told me that my orange tree was a lemon tree - boy did I think I was clever growing oranges on my lemon tree. (The seller had led quite a fascinating life. She was in her early-80s, had been married half a dozen times and had a number of careers - including jazz singer. As a singer, she toured all over Europe in the 60s and 70s singing at clubs. I didn't even mind when the inspectors and contractors were late to appointments during the purchase as I got to listen to her stories.) Anyhow, back to the trees... not only is the bark visually interesting (and a little scary), it blooms and produces the most beautiful hot pink flowers that are very similar to orchids. Sadly, the trees are not currently in bloom.