Willow Hawthorn (Crataegus Saligna)
This willow hawthorn is a species from a few areas in the Rocky Mountains. It is deciduous so I gave it a cold dormancy period for a few months. As can be seen from the foliage, it has enjoyed an early spring from my growing shelf’s lights.
Lemon-Scented Gum (Corymbia Citriodora)
This species of eucalyptus comes from Australia, and prefers lots of sun and heat year round. My growing shelf has kept it alive and flourishing indoors throughout the winter. An interesting feature of this tree are its hairs. On all young leaves and stem areas, little white follicles grow. These follicles in addition to the tree’s pest-deterring aromatic oils are adaptations which protect these soft areas from becoming prey to sap-sucking insects, and they fall away from the stem as it hardens and becomes woody.