My nom de plume for several decades has been Cercis or redbud which I appropriated from the North American redbud tree (Cercis Canadensis). I love it when friends begin notes, emails and letters with Dear Redbud!
Red Bud Blossom Balls - this beautiful little tree blooms not only on its branches, but also right on the trunk itself. This occurs most often in certain tropical trees, interestingly enough. (Wish I could grow this tree in S FL)