Please help ID the mystery tree
If anyone can ID this tree for me, I would be so so happy. It has been dazzling me for weeks on morning walks into campus, especially when the sun comes over the buildings into this courtyard and shines on the top of it. She glows even on a gloomy day, and reminds me of a hydrangea blossom just turning from green to pink.
To me this is the perfect tree, transplanted from Wonderland. She’s an arboreal confection with a demure attitude but high-born lines, her form polite and not sprawling, her leaves delicate, light, fluttering like the pale discs of an old fashioned money tree sitting on the dining room table in my grandmother’s house. Her colors are blushing spring, not brash autumn. I want to bring her inside for the winter.
Please forgive the phone camera photos. It was all i had with me as I left today, and I’m afraid her delicate leaves will be gone next week after it freezes again. Thumbnails link to big pics. Thanks.
The mystery tree is on the left in the first image. The last photo was from the other side, so she’s the small one on the right.
If someone knows, this will be a banner week for new-to-me-trees, since Kathy at coldclimategardening.com posted pictures that awakened me to the larch, which I am happy to know are not gorgeously dying all over the place, but a deciduous conifer! Those golden needles will fall off, but they will come back sickeningly green next spring!