Background photo - Junipers in the gardens of Le Corbusier's celebrated "L'Unite" building, Marseille, France 2008
November 2010 - Rowan riot
Spotted in downtown Cambuslang, this Rowan is a phenomenal colour, with crimson and yellow leaves and yellow berries, and looking like a colour negative of the usual Rowan. It is possibly a Joseph Rock's Rowan (Sorbus 'Joseph Rock'), a clone of a chinese tree.
The berry colour contrasts with the usual red of rowan and the leaves are much finer, having around 20 leaflets per leaf.
Although this tree has a single stem, several sucker stems have grown around the base and they can be seen from their yellowing foliage which has additionally larger and fewer leaflets. This may be the juvenile leaf form or the tree is reverting to a wild state or has been grafted onto a common Rowan