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blooming FLA shrub/tree?

Posted by ellisgardener zone7 NC (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 11, 13 at 10:38

we're at a loss for a name for this flowering shrub/tree blooming now in Inverness Fla....... can anyone help us out?


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RE: blooming FLA shrub/tree?

Photinia sp?


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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 ...

ken

Here is a link that might be useful: link


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Flowers don't look right to me for Photinia. More like a Prunus. P caroliniana or similar.


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I must admit Flora i was split between Prunus and Photinia.


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I agree that this is P. Caroliniana, cherry laurel.


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Yeah, P. caroliniana. They are blooming here as well. Tear up a leaf and see if it smells like cherries.


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someone mentione Bay tree... anyone go with that?... haven't tried the leaf thing yet....


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Not Bay, I third the P. caroliniana ID.


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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".


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  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Tue, Mar 12, 13 at 14:30

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.


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This is definitely not Bay. They are two a penny round here and the flowers look nothing like this.


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thanks, all!!... seems laurel is the consensus!!


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