Here is the mystery tree from the horticultural gardens - i think it is the Lignum Vitae/ Guaiacum officinale or the Tree of Life but am not very sure.. if you know what it is (or if you know for a fact that it is not the Tree of Life) do leave a comment!
I love everything about this tree - its greenish brown trunk, shiny dark green petite leaves and purplish blue flowers. I love the way the flowers give it a blue haze when it is in full bloom and i love the big clumps that the branches and leaves form.
The wood from this tree, if it is the Lignum Vitae, is the densest form of wood and it is very resistant to rot. But who would have the heart to cut this beauty down for its wood?