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Good news for 2010, Dan has a limited number of beautiful Traveler redbuds at the nursery that he is reserving for delivery later this spring. Give him a call soon to find out the details - 512-353-3944.

 

"Traveller," a unique weeping Texas redbud

In 1989, "Traveller" weeping Texas redbud was discovered as one of three viable seedling mutations among a sea of 10,000 newly sprouted Texas redbuds at Madrone Nursery.The seeds were from a population collected in the southeast corner of the Edwards Plateau in the Texas Hill Country.

Each plant showed an unusual growth habit. New branches arched gracefully downward, creating a cascading effect. As the trees matured, one showed to be especially vigorous, pest-resistant and bloomed with a spectacular show of vibrant pink flowers. In 1994, Dan Hosage applied for and quickly received U.S.Patent #8640 for the plant, naming it "Traveller", in honor of Robert E. Lee's horse, and as a tribute to his alma mater, Washington & Lee University.

Mr.Hosage propagates this unique plant in tissue culture and licenses it to select nurseries throughout the United States who graft it for larger specimen trees for the nursery trade.

"Traveller" has received several national horticulture awards, and in 2000 the Native Plant Society of Texas presented Mr. Hosage with the Lynn Lowrey Memorial award for the tree.

Traveller at the J.C. Raulston Arboretum

Traveller at the J.C. Raulston Arboretum

North Carolina State University's J.C. Raulston Arboretum is home to one of the most outstanding collections of redbuds and other plants adapted for the Southeastern U.S. The late Dr. J.C. Raulston was an avid collector of the genus Cercis and was instrumental in featuring the "Traveller" redbud at national shows where it won several top awards.


Traveller at the Atlanta Botanical Garden

Traveller at the Atlanta Botanical Garden

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