ID this flowering tree?

NinjaPixie87(7)July 31, 2014

Pictures taken late February, when stuff started blooming.
It looks much fuller and greener now, but here you can see the trunk.

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NinjaPixie87(7)

And here is a close-up of the blooms.
I'm thinking maybe some kind of crabapple tree? But I could be way off.

    Bookmark   July 31, 2014 at 11:14AM
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Carrie B(6B/7A)

The bark looks like cherry, or, at least, a prunus of some sort.

    Bookmark   July 31, 2014 at 11:26AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

doesnt look like crab bark ... more like prunus .,., rather than malus ...

i would guess at purple plum

ken

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    Bookmark   July 31, 2014 at 11:28AM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

Definitely an ornamental cherry. Compare with Prunus 'Okame' to see if it fits.

    Bookmark   July 31, 2014 at 12:03PM
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NinjaPixie87(7)

Ah, I think it's Prunus "Okame". Makes sense, because the previous owners planted a prunus "kanzan" nearby, and also possibly some sort of weeping cherry tree.

Sounds like the Okame can get pretty big: 20-30 ft tall, and 12-20 tf spread. WHYYY would they plant is there?! *facepalm* These people did NOT space stuff out right. >:-(

Should I be trimming off some of the lower branches, or is this the type of thing I should just leave alone?

    Bookmark   July 31, 2014 at 12:30PM
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pitimpinai(z6 Chicago)

I would trim off the lower branches to show off its beautiful trunk.

    Bookmark   July 31, 2014 at 2:26PM
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hoovb zone 9 sunset 23

trim the branches when dormant, I think. Easier on the tree.

    Bookmark   July 31, 2014 at 2:29PM
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NinjaPixie87(7)

Thanks, everyone!

    Bookmark   August 1, 2014 at 8:29AM
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