we're at a loss for a name for this flowering shrub/tree blooming now in Inverness Fla....... can anyone help us out?
i was going to say thats one ugly flower.. but from the link.. i see the beauty of this plant is not its flowers ...
do they smell as ugly as they look ??? ... lol ...
Here is a link that might be useful: link
Flowers don't look right to me for Photinia. More like a Prunus. P caroliniana or similar.
I must admit Flora i was split between Prunus and Photinia.
I agree that this is P. Caroliniana, cherry laurel.
Yeah, P. caroliniana. They are blooming here as well. Tear up a leaf and see if it smells like cherries.
someone mentione Bay tree... anyone go with that?... haven't tried the leaf thing yet....
Not Bay, I third the P. caroliniana ID.
You should be able to google for bay tree flower pics and compare yourself. I think the scientific name for bay tree is Laurus nobilis so google for "Laurus nobilis flowers".
Definitely the Prunus, none of the others have white flowers of exactly the same structure arranged in spike-like clusters. The Laurus doesn't even have similar leaves, Persea (red bay etc.) are different also.
This is definitely not Bay. They are two a penny round here and the flowers look nothing like this.
thanks, all!!... seems laurel is the consensus!!