New Growth on a Neem Tree

Neem (Azadirachta indica)

Neem (Azadirachta indica)
Location: Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii

One morning while I was walking around in my garden taking photos of flowers, I noticed some new growth on one of our Neem trees.  I thought the branchlet, with its tender young translucent leaves, was as worthy a photo subject as the flowers.

6 comments:

Lara said...

this fresh green reminds me of spring!

BNS said...

Hi Lara - It does have a spring-like look to it, but this tree sprouts new growth periodically all year long, not just in spring.

Bobbie

Leora said...

Delicate and lovely, this photo with the subtle bits of red!

Gardenia said...

Neem is a great species - I never knew it grew n hawaii as well! Lovely tint, the new leaves!

2sweetnsaxy said...

I like new leaves, especially when they're red and have to grow into being green. Nice shot.

BNS said...

@ Leora - Thanks.

@ Gardenia - Yes, we have neem in Hawaii. It's a beautiful tree, and all of its parts are useful -- the wood, the oil, the leaves. We have at ten or twelve around our garden (I've lost count!).

@ 2Sweet - Thanks. I love newly sprouted things, too.

Bobbie