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Is this a fruiting tree of some kind?

Posted by docmattman 7 (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 18, 13 at 15:30

I found two trees in the woods behind my backyard and they have LOTS of blooms on them now. They are good looking trees. I was wondering if anyone knows what kind of trees these are and if they are fruiting trees of some kind. Here are a few pics...

Any ideas what this tree might be?


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RE: Is this a fruiting tree of some kind?

Crabbapple?
Not amelanchier
Rosacea related...


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RE: Is this a fruiting tree of some kind?

Looks like some sort of Crabapple...

Fruit will tell you what it really is...

Crab apple makes fine jelly - especially if you like tart apple jelly...

Thanks


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RE: Is this a fruiting tree of some kind?

I'd guess crab apple, too.

I'd be tempted to graft some known apple cultivars onto that tree, but such a pretty tree, I'd probably just leave it for the wildlife.


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I am tempted to do some grafting onto it, especially since there are two of them. I'm definitely gonna do a few air layerings to see if I can get a smaller clone to plant closer to the house.


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Also, check the area closely for seedlings popping up.


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I'm pretty sure it's a flowering dogwood. Very common understory tree in a woodland.


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RE: Is this a fruiting tree of some kind?

Not dogwood. 5 petals on each flower, alternate branching.
Apple of some sort - may be a 'volunteer' seedling of ornamental crabs, courtesy of traveling birds, or could potentially be one of the native crabs - M.ioensis, M.coronaria, etc. Leaves don't look quite like M.angustifolia. Or, someone may have just tossed an apple core at that spot some years back.


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