Here are some amazing trees you won’t believe exist!
1. Socotra Dragon Tree, Socotra, Yemen
Dracaena cinnabari, the Socotra dragon tree or dragon blood tree, is a dragon tree native to the Socotra archipelago, part of Yemen, located in the Arabian Sea. It is named after the blood-like color of the red sap that the trees produce.
The dragon blood tree has a unique and strange appearance, with an “upturned, densely packed crown having the shape of an uprightly held umbrella”. This evergreen species is named after its dark red resin, which is known as “dragon’s blood”. Unlike most monocot plants, Dracaena displays secondary growth; D. cinnabari even has growth zones resembling tree rings found in dicot tree species. Along with other arborescent Dracaena species it has a distinctive growth habit called “dracoid habitus”. Its leaves are found only at the end of its youngest branches; its leaves are all shed every 3 or 4 years before new leaves simultaneously mature. Branching tends to occur when the growth of the terminal bud is stopped, due to either flowering or traumatic events.
2. The rainbow eucalyptus
The tall, evergreen rainbow eucalyptus tree (Eucalyptus deglupta) gets its name because of the unique streaks of green, red, orange, gray, and purple that run along the trunk and branches when the tannin-filled bark peels. Outside of its native tropical setting, the rainbow colors aren’t usually as pronounced. However, it’s a striking gum tree regardless, and after the first year or two can produce small clusters of white flowers in different seasons depending on the location. Popular in places like Hawaii, where the humid, warm weather suits this species, it’s often grown as a large focal landscape tree and can be seen providing shade along the edges of streets.
3. Japanese Maple
It’s literally unknown how many different varieties of Japanese maple exist today, with new strains being found and created in gardens around the world. What is known is they are almost all gorgeous and relatively small, making them better for petite gardens where their larger cousins would choke the surrounding foliage.
3. Sequoia Sempervirens
The tallest trees in the world are redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens), which tower above the ground in California. These trees can easily reach heights of 300 feet (91 meters). Among the redwoods, a tree named Hyperion dwarfs them all. The tree was discovered in 2006, and is 379.7 feet (115.7 m) tall.
4. Cannonball Tree
Normal trees keep their fruits and their leaves together at the tips of their branches. The Cannonball breaks with this tradition by bearing its goods directly on the bark. While this can create a tumorous appearance, just as often it makes the vine-draped trees distinctive and wonderfully odd caricatures.
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