Plant ID forum: Tree for ID

Views: 548, Replies: 16 » Jump to the end
Name: Linda
Omaha, N.E (Zone 5b)
Always room to plant one more!
Cat Lover Birds Region: Nebraska Butterflies Hummingbirder Garden Ideas: Level 1
Image
freedombel
Jan 28, 2015 4:20 PM CST
My neighbor`s beautiful tree! What is it?

Thumb of 2015-01-28/freedombel/fcc2a9

You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because they have roses!
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
Seedfork
Jan 28, 2015 10:04 PM CST
I am surprised no one has made a guess at the tree, I would think it would be fairly common in Nebraska.
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Irises Keeper of Poultry Roses Dragonflies Birds
Bulbs Foliage Fan Photo Contest Winner: 2015
Image
Henhouse
Jan 29, 2015 3:10 AM CST
there are some white crabapples, and one called Snowdrift that looks similar. Are the buds pink? Are there small fruits that look like little apples in the fall?
A close up of the flowers and foliage would be helpful.
Another flowering tree with smaller flowers is the flowering pear. Although I think of them as being more pyramidal in shape, a Google search showed more rounded forms. Pears have also thrown out some undersized fruit.
I' guessing from the picture that the flowers are indeed small. If they are larger.. 2" or so and has only four petals, it's a dogwood.
When counting, try not to mix chickens with blessings.
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
Charter ATP Member Organic Gardener Garden Photography Bee Lover Dragonflies Cat Lover
Butterflies Birds Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Spiders!
Image
JRsbugs
Jan 29, 2015 3:54 AM CST
Without seeing the flowers close up it's difficult to say. A search for "white flowering tree Omaha NE" brings up some suggestions ..

Eastern Whitebud ..

http://www.naturehills.com/eastern-whitebud

Royal White Redbud .. (Cercis canadensis I think)

http://www.naturehills.com/royal-white-redbud

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Cercis+canadensis+%E2%80%9...

Yoshino Cherry ..

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Yoshino+Cherry&source=lnms...

Aristocrat Flowering Pear tends to be more upright in habit ..

http://www.naturehills.com/aristocrat-flowering-pear

Serviceberry ..

http://www.naturehills.com/serviceberry

Nature Hills nursery is in Omaha.

http://www.naturehills.com/trees/accent-trees

Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
Seedfork
Jan 29, 2015 7:55 AM CST
Well, I didn't see anything there that jumped out at me as a match, but good to know for an ID of trees the flower and the leaf color and change of leaf color would be a big help in getting ID. Of course a close up of the leaves would be helpful too, but then I guess while you're taking pictures in the front yard of a stranger ringing the doorbell and asking what the tree is might also help. Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
Rabbit Keeper Critters Allowed Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages
Herbs Region: Georgia Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Composter
Image
greene
Jan 29, 2015 9:03 AM CST
That was my thought. The tree was flowering in April according to the mark on the photo. There's plenty of time between now and bloom time to knock on the door to ask...or to 'happen by' if the neighbor is out in the yard. I look forward to learning the identity...of the tree, not the neighbor. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Identifier
Frillylily
Jan 29, 2015 9:59 AM CST
I am inclined to think that it is a cherry of some kind. Some cherry trees get rather large. The crabapples I have seen around here are more dense than that, this tree is more open/airy and so I don't think it is a crabapple, that's my thinking anyway for what it's worth!
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator Plant Identifier Region: Nebraska Forum moderator
Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
KentPfeiffer
Jan 29, 2015 11:24 PM CST

Moderator

I'd agree that a cherry of some type seems most likely, but the picture doesn't show nearly enough detail for that to be anything more than a guess. A wide range of white flowered trees are grown in this area.
Name: Linda
Omaha, N.E (Zone 5b)
Always room to plant one more!
Cat Lover Birds Region: Nebraska Butterflies Hummingbirder Garden Ideas: Level 1
Image
freedombel
Jan 30, 2015 10:35 AM CST
I have seen that neighbor and did meet her last spring when she invited me to her back yard to see her massive Iris garden, she even has the types all labeled! I will ask her this season what it is.
You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because they have roses!
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
Seedfork
Jan 30, 2015 10:36 AM CST
Take your camera, and post pictures ! Whistling
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
Rabbit Keeper Critters Allowed Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages
Herbs Region: Georgia Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Composter
Image
greene
Jan 30, 2015 5:25 PM CST
Invite the neighbor to join ATP!!
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
porkpal
Jan 30, 2015 6:59 PM CST
Excellent suggestion!
Porkpal
central Illinois
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Plant Database Moderator Garden Ideas: Level 2 Photo Contest Winner: 2014
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Image
jmorth
Feb 1, 2015 2:10 PM CST
To me, it looks like an ornamental pear tree...(maybe even a Bradford Pear tree)
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
[Last edited by jmorth - Feb 1, 2015 2:11 PM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #777958 (13)
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
Dances with Dirt
Native Plants and Wildflowers Critters Allowed Garden Procrastinator Herbs Vegetable Grower Plant Identifier
Organic Gardener Keeps Goats Garden Photography Cottage Gardener Composter Houseplants
Image
gardengus
Feb 1, 2015 3:27 PM CST
The color is right and timing (April) for pear but the shape and branching is off.
wrong shape and branching for serviceberry, and too large (size and age of trunk)

Looks like a white flowering cherry of some sort.

The cherry has a smaller more delicate flower that allows you to see through the tree, opposed to a crabapple and cherries normally flower earlier (April)
The other tell tale sign is no tint of green, crabapples normally have some leaves when flowering and most cherries flower before leaves can be noticed.

Of course this is just opinion from my experience.
Smiling
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator Plant Identifier Region: Nebraska Forum moderator
Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
KentPfeiffer
Feb 1, 2015 3:55 PM CST

Moderator

It could be any of those things, and more. But, as stated earlier, the picture doesn't show even close to enough detail to do anything but guess. It's a virtual Rorschach test at this point.
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
Rabbit Keeper Critters Allowed Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages
Herbs Region: Georgia Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Composter
Image
greene
Feb 1, 2015 4:14 PM CST
Guess we will all be waiting until April for a continuation of this mystery.
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Linda
Omaha, N.E (Zone 5b)
Always room to plant one more!
Cat Lover Birds Region: Nebraska Butterflies Hummingbirder Garden Ideas: Level 1
Image
freedombel
Feb 1, 2015 5:14 PM CST
greene said:Guess we will all be waiting until April for a continuation of this mystery.

If I see her outside shoveling snow in the next weeks I will ask her way before April.

You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because they have roses!

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Plant ID forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by sunnyvalley and is called "Hair-raising"