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ID this flowering tree?

Posted by NinjaPixie87 7 (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 31, 14 at 11:13

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


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  • Posted by carrieb 7 Philadelphia (My Page) on
    Thu, Jul 31, 14 at 11:26

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


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

i would guess at purple plum

ken

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


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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?


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


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  • Posted by hoovb z9 Southern CA (My Page) on
    Thu, Jul 31, 14 at 14:29

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


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Thanks, everyone!


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