Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Cleyeras Up Close

One of my favorite shrubs is the Cleyera plant (Cleyera Japonica), an evergreen shrub, with foliage similar to the Camellia.

Cleyeras grow to be around 15 feet tall, with graceful, arching branches. They produce small clusters of fragrant, creamy white flowers in the summer, followed by small, puffy red berries in the Fall, which last throughout the winter.

We have several Cleyera plants, which are loaded with seed pods now.

I think the seed pods are beautiful, and would like to share some close ups I captured with my macro lens (some of these were taken last Fall, and some were taken last week).

Isn't God's handiwork awesome!

7 comments:

Deb said...

great photos...great information..I learn so much from your posts...

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Very interesting! Love these photos!

racheld said...

A Sermon in a Seed-pod---all the vitality of life, carrying on, carrying on.

Like our best selves, I think I love your pictures best when you bend low.

Sr. Delacroix said...

Amazing sequence of photos....
'His love is before our eyes!'

Tonja said...

Oh, the things I learn from you! You broaden my knowledge of so many things!

Love these pods...very interesting.

nanny said...

What beautiful shots.....

Jenni said...

so interesting. Never seen a Cleyera before! I Love Camillias, so now have a new one to learn about...

Thanks, dear Laniappe Lens! ;-)