beautiful tree with lots of small red flowers

RKEMMay 25, 2014

This is a tree I've been passing by on the way to work and have wondered what it was for years. Until I got close enough to take pictures I always thought it was covered in little red berries but they are flowers.
It was at it's prime a week or 2 ago. It's just south of Seattle on a parking strip.
I haven't seen many similar trees in the area.

This post was edited by RKEM on Sun, May 25, 14 at 14:47

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RKEM

Here's a close up of the flowers.
(sorry about the poor quality, zoomed in cell phone pics)

This post was edited by RKEM on Sun, May 25, 14 at 14:43

    Bookmark   May 25, 2014 at 2:37PM
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RKEM

The leaf.

    Bookmark   May 25, 2014 at 2:38PM
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RKEM

bark

    Bookmark   May 25, 2014 at 2:39PM
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RKEM

branch

    Bookmark   May 25, 2014 at 2:41PM
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thedecoguy

Crataegus. hawthorn.

    Bookmark   May 25, 2014 at 2:51PM
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linaria_gw

A fancy garden cultivar, there is one called Paul's Scarlet

    Bookmark   May 25, 2014 at 2:58PM
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RKEM

Thanks! That looks like the one, and I wasn't crazy in thinking it has berries, those will come along later in the summer.
Debating between this and an evergreen magnolia tree as a specimen tree in an open area on my front lawn. Local availability will probably be the deciding factor.

    Bookmark   May 25, 2014 at 7:34PM
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larry_gene

The evergreen magnolia will be far easier to clean up after and has fragrant flowers. Can't beat the red blooms of the hawthorn, though.

    Bookmark   May 26, 2014 at 12:19AM
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