Below are several pictures of the tree and maybe one of you out there in blogland will know what it's called. All I know is that it came from Tennessee and grows freely there. Take a look.
This is the top of the tree.
The mature leaves are flat and heart shaped...these are towards the bottom.
Curled up leaves...We've had plenty of rain, so it's not shriveling up because of lack of rain. Sis said that this is how they grow and that's why she liked it because it was so unusual looking. It does look very exotic with its curled up leaves.
The trunk is first green when young and then it turns into a brown looking soft woody trunk.
New tiny leaves come out fuzzy.
Then the leaves curl up. It would make a great rain forest tree because it could catch water in its bowl shaped leaves.
Do any of you know what this plant/tree might be called?