The Flower blooms first on a branch then the leaves appear on the so that the flowers fall off and the branch enlarges normally.
Fascinating. When the tiny branch with 4 flowers no more then 1/2 inch long and thinner then a sewing machine needle - they appear almost 1 per side of the branch.
The branch I plucked is maybe 1 inch long.
Remember those toys on a stem with 4 wings that you held in your hand and rubbed both hands together and the toy when released would sail upwards. Long time ago. Lol
Thats what the branch with flowers & tiny leaves look like.
I took a picture next to my pen for sizing.
These tiny branches will growbbig enough around and droop ground wards enough that they will sweep my head and shoulders (5' 9")( +/-)
For sure I will be cutting them back to 7feet off the ground so as to not scrape the roof of Boys pickup roof.
Always yard work to do.
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