Last year I cleared out a lot of the overhead branches and it must’ve received enough sun to bloom, or the cold tripped it? Many fruit trees, even ornamentals, need several nights below freezing to flower and fruit.
It’s not an impressive bloom, perhaps now that it has bloomed it’ll improve each year? I have seen many of these putting on impressive shows around town. I’m hoping with the added sun this one will too next spring.
Blooming occurs late Feb. early March
It has survived droughts, floods, frosts, and bright, hot Houston afternoon sun before the oak shaded it out. Honestly I forgot it was here it was so buried in deep shade in a very dry section of the garden. Despite this it’s about 12′ tall and about 6′ across. I picked it up at an Arbor Day Give a Way as a 12″ tall twig.
I highly recommend it. I’ll try taking a few cuttings in the fall and see how easy it is to propagate. I’d love to have a few more of these around.