Is this some kind of tea tree?

jujujojo_gw(6b 7a)February 24, 2014

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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

possibly..

might want to try the 'name that plant' forum... as you havent gotten any replies here

let us know if those botanists come up with an answer

ken

    Bookmark   February 27, 2014 at 12:43PM
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vmr423

Looks like a camellia of some sort. If it's Camellia sinensis, you can make tea from the leaves. My tea plant bloomed in the late fall, so if it's blooming now, it may be a japonica camellia or another species. Or perhaps Camellia sinensis just blooms later where you are.

How large are the flowers? Tea plants tend to have very small blooms.

    Bookmark   February 27, 2014 at 12:52PM
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bboy(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

I'd say this was a Prunus.

    Bookmark   March 1, 2014 at 6:04PM
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jujujojo_gw(6b 7a)

Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on Sat, Mar 1, 14 at 18:04

That is a very interesting statement. What are the measures you use?

    Bookmark   March 1, 2014 at 9:56PM
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bboy(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

It looks like one.

    Bookmark   March 2, 2014 at 2:47PM
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green_go

Looks like Carolina Silverbell (Halesia Carolina)

    Bookmark   March 4, 2014 at 11:05AM
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jujujojo_gw(6b 7a)

Posted by green_go z5a (My Page) on Tue, Mar 4, 14 at 11:05

If you examine the peduncle, for one example, this is not Carolina Silverbell. Also, the picture was taken in Southern China.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2014 at 1:33PM
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vmr423

Do you think it could be Camellia lutchuensis AKA Camellia transnokoensis Hayata?

A Google image search pulled up some similar-looking blooms.

The sinensis plants I've seen have smaller flowers in comparison to leaf size, but I imagine all camellias can be pretty variable.

You might also want to consider Camellia tsaii as a possibility- the trouble is there are so many species that are similar-looking.

I didn't see that you mentioned where you saw this plant?

    Bookmark   April 2, 2014 at 10:58AM
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jujujojo_gw(6b 7a)

bboy, I bet this falls into the unknown to you :-)

    Bookmark   May 12, 2014 at 4:36PM
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jujujojo_gw(6b 7a)

I think these are the same plant of doulbe flowers:

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 12:48AM
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