Craig's Mill Trail
Chesterfield, SC

Pee Dee RC&D:

Leaf: Alternate, simple, cordate in shape with an entire margin, 3 to 5 inches long and wide. The leaves are thin and papery, and may be slightly hairy below.

Flower: Very showy, light to dark pink in color, 1/2 inch long, appearing in clusters in March to May, before the leaves.

Fruit: Fruits are flattened, dry, brown, pea-like pods, 2 to 4 inches long that contain flat, elliptical, brown seeds 1/4 inch long. Maturing in July to August.

Twig: Slender and zigzag, nearly black in color, spotted with lighter lenticels. Winter buds are tiny, rounded and dark red to chestnut in color.

Bark: Smooth, later scaly with ridges somewhat apparent. Dark in color. May have some maroon patches evident.

Form: A large shrub or small tree with a short, often twisted trunk and spreading branches.

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This page was last updated on August 31, 2001.


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