Plant ID forum: Plant ID Help Please...Tree

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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Apr 21, 2017 10:14 AM CST
We have these as city street trees in my new area and I haven't a clue....can these be Flowering Cherries? I've been gardening in SoCal for 30 some years, know zip about Flowering Cherries...LOL...

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I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
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Perthshire. SCOTLAND. UK
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Silversurfer
Apr 21, 2017 10:21 AM CST
Yes they are cherries...a gorgeous double flowering one.
Prunus sp.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Apr 21, 2017 10:27 AM CST
I agree They are cherries and they are beautiful.
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Apr 21, 2017 10:34 AM CST
Thank You kindly....calsurf73 said he thought it was a flowering cherry, but we were not sure...though Mike is usually right...LOL...

Now I knw what all the fuss is about Flowering Cherries.....
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
The Urge for Seeds is Strong in This One.....
Perthshire. SCOTLAND. UK
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Silversurfer
Apr 21, 2017 10:50 AM CST
In UK a very popular double pink one is Prunus Kanzan.
However it needs a real expert in Cherries to be sure...and that I am not!

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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Apr 21, 2017 11:10 AM CST
The flowers make me think it could be a Kanzan. Kanzan cherries have a trunk that is equally sized from top to bottom, all the trees will branch at exactly the same level. They look like duplicates of each other. That is accomplished by having a double graft: one at the top and one at the bottom of the trunk. Three trees spliced into one. Smiling

If you can, post a photo of the whole tree.
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Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Henhouse
Apr 21, 2017 1:26 PM CST
Trunks are not the only determining factor to look at in indentifying.. Not all Kwanzan (Kanzan) are grafted. I have one where the only graft is onto the rootstock. I think the trunk stock you're talking about is Prunus serrulata. I see that trunk used most often with the weeping cherries (Prunus subhirtella) in my area. That said, the flower form is so distinctive on the Kwanzan that it's fairly easy to identify. Big pink pom poms... I can't think of a cherry with larger flowers.
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Apr 21, 2017 5:01 PM CST
Will get pics tomorrow...lots of those trees here. I did not pay much attention before since there are a lot of trees blooming here now...of various types...just happened to be parked next to that one yesterday to take a closer look...with my camera...LOL...
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
The Urge for Seeds is Strong in This One.....
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Apr 22, 2017 12:45 PM CST
Pics of the trunks.....

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I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
The Urge for Seeds is Strong in This One.....
Perthshire. SCOTLAND. UK
Region: United Kingdom Plant Identifier
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Silversurfer
Apr 22, 2017 1:03 PM CST
Seems to be more than one Cherry tree!
pic 4 and 5. Clearly shows the graft at the top of the tree.
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Apr 22, 2017 1:46 PM CST
Yes, there are 3 pictured there in case you might see a similar pattern ...or different....while driving into town, all of 2 miles away....I did see what must be the mother of all Flowering Cherries...also had no idea they could get that large...
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
The Urge for Seeds is Strong in This One.....
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
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DaisyI
Apr 22, 2017 5:51 PM CST
Yes, those are Kwanzan Cherries. If you dug down into the shrubbery at the bottom, you would find another graft. The idea is to produce consistent looking trees.

I was surprised when Sherry said only weeping ones were grafted that way because my experience has been what you are seeing. Have you been to Washington DC, Salt Lake City or Tokyo?

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