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beautiful tree with lots of small red flowers

Posted by RKEM Wa (My Page) on
Sun, May 25, 14 at 14:36

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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RE: beautiful tree with lots of small red flowers

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


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RE: beautiful tree with lots of small red flowers

  • Posted by RKEM none (My Page) on
    Sun, May 25, 14 at 14:38

The leaf.


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  • Posted by RKEM none (My Page) on
    Sun, May 25, 14 at 14:39

bark


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  • Posted by RKEM none (My Page) on
    Sun, May 25, 14 at 14:41

branch


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RE: beautiful tree with lots of small red flowers

Crataegus. hawthorn.


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


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RE: beautiful tree with lots of small red flowers

  • Posted by RKEM none (My Page) on
    Sun, May 25, 14 at 19:34

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.


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RE: beautiful tree with lots of small red flowers

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.


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