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Title: Unidentified Tree
Post by: gibson1971 on April 24, 2009, 01:44:11 PM
Hi,

I recently joined the forum and I have a question.  Does anyone know what kind of tree this is?  The photo is not very clear as there are other plants in the background.  Is it a cherry or plum tree?

Matt

http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z92/gibson1971/Japanese%20Garden%202009/041.jpg
Title: Re: Unidentified Tree
Post by: don on April 24, 2009, 02:21:17 PM
The leaves are plum or crabapple like.  Are the flowers double?
Title: Re: Unidentified Tree
Post by: gibson1971 on April 24, 2009, 02:45:25 PM
Hi Don,

Yes, the flowers are double.  I have looked at a Japanese Weeping crabapple I already have and they do look similar.  I have just taken some more pics for you.

Matt

http://s192.photobucket.com/albums/z92/gibson1971/Crabapple/
Title: Re: Unidentified Tree
Post by: Al on April 24, 2009, 08:23:18 PM
Hi Matt,
It looks to me like flowering almond. Trying googling Prunus triloba.
Al
Title: Re: Unidentified Tree
Post by: gibson1971 on April 25, 2009, 07:33:24 AM
Hi Matt,
It looks to me like flowering almond. Trying googling Prunus triloba.
Al

Hi Al,  I have looked it up as you said and it does look like a Prunus Triloba.  We love it anyhow as it has lovely pink flowers on it now.

Matt
Title: Re: Unidentified Tree
Post by: don on April 25, 2009, 12:16:44 PM
I agree with Al.  Let us know if it develops fruit and what it looks like.
Title: Re: Unidentified Tree
Post by: kobold on April 25, 2009, 03:38:30 PM
I agree with Al, Prunus triloba. Just ornamental, no fruit. On the picture I post, it is pruned to shrub, every year after flowering is pruned back very hard. It is in my friend's garden in Hungary, the picture was too big, I had to make a photo from the screen, not the best quality.

Andrea