Plant ID forum: mystery tree

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Apr 21, 2017 9:44 PM CST
This tree is in Ontario, Canada - picture taken yesterday. Would love one in my garden if I can figure out what it is. Thanks for any help!

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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Apr 21, 2017 10:46 PM CST


Can you get some close-ups of the leaves?
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Apr 22, 2017 10:30 PM CST
The bark looks like Flowering Crabapple - Malus sp. - and the tree appears to have been limbed up for ease of mowing, which leads to an unusual habit that can defy ID efforts.

Agree with Calif_Sue: park the car, walk up to the tree, and take some good diagnostic photos. Then we can do a good job at assisting you with ID.

May 22, 2017 10:41 PM CST
It IS a flowering crabapple! Became a bit more evident as spring progressed, and it helped to ask the owner of the tree in question. I wanted one for my front yard but am hearing stories of dealing with an underfoot mess.

Thanks everyone!

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