19 thoughts on “Music 87: China Doll seed pods

  1. Cynthia Jobin

    I’ve never seen such a large, outdoor china doll tree; they are houseplants around here. They do have beautiful white flowers and shiny leaves, that might remind one of a porcelain doll. But as I listen to the music, I’m not sure whether a belly dancer is about to appear….or…you’ve become a snake charmer……

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    1. Bruce Goodman Post author

      There were half a dozen of these trees where I last lived – and yes, beautiful white porcelain flowers! But they’re certainly spooky seed pods. The strange thing about these trees was that three of them were deciduous and the others were evergreen. They were all planted together, and we never knew why some lost their leaves and some didn’t. Sparrows loved nesting in them!

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  2. thecontentedcrafter

    I don’t think I’ve heard of or seen a China Doll tree before. It does look fascinating and the music makes it sound as if it can up roots and move off in a Chinese kind of a dance, waving those pods around like fans …….

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    1. Bruce Goodman Post author

      As I said to Andrea, you’ve probably seen them as pot plants in various places. They don’t seem to make the pods when in pots?? They go under all sorts of names, but the China Doll tree is the name I like – as Cynthia said, the white flowers are like porcelain.

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        1. Yvonne

          I’ll pretend I know a lot about plants, and reveal that they’re also known as Emerald Tree or Serpent Tree. Their Latin name is Radermachera Sinica.

          What do you mean, I had to look that up? Hmph.

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          1. thecontentedcrafter

            You just proved you have more brains than me first thing in the morning – at least you thought to look it up. I’ve still never heard of this tree – it sounds so intriguing! And I have to say I prefer the name Bruce gave it too 🙂

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    1. Bruce Goodman Post author

      My living area was on the first floor (I think in the USA it’s known as the second floor) and the wonderful flowers and seeds were at window height! It was like living in a weird tree hut.

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