Monday, December 5, 2011

Name That Plant

Does anyone know what this is?
It's either a large shrub or a tree. This one is about 4 metres tall, but there are branches all the way down to the ground. It is flowering now in a neighbour's front yard. The bees love it. It seems to flower at the ends of the branches first, then buds open further along the branches. Each bud opens into a pom-pom of pink flowers.

Any ideas?

Thanks, Dee, for identifying it as the pompom tree, Dais cotinifolia, from southern Africa.


  1. can't help, sorry but the leaf looks like a type of laurel.

  2. Could it be Dais cotinifolia perhaps?