Plant ID forum: Tree Identification Please

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Harvel, Illinois
TreeLover2
Apr 23, 2018 8:27 AM CST
We built our home 12 years ago and I went to a nursery and bought a "stick" in a pot. The owner had no idea what tree it was and I just took a chance on it. It appears to be a weeping willow except that it started blooming about 3 years ago. This is definitely NOT a cherry tree - there are no fruits on it, ornamental or edible. I have tried to identify it using various sites but without any luck. Any help would be very much appreciated!
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greene
Apr 23, 2018 8:40 AM CST
Question, please. When you say it was a stick in a pot, was there only a single trunk? Or was it multiple as in the image you provided?

Have you ever looked to see if this was a grafted tree?

In what month does it bloom? Is there any fragrance to the flower?

Thank You!
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Harvel, Illinois
TreeLover2
Apr 23, 2018 9:27 AM CST
Yes, just a single "stick" in a pot - single trunk. It is blooming now - mid to late April. No fragrance to the flowers that I can tell. I don't believe it would be grafted as it was just a tiny stick - not even a real trunk when purchased. I assumed after the first few years that it was a simple weeping willow but then the flowers started appearing after about 8 years.

Thanks for your help!
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DaisyI
Apr 23, 2018 9:58 AM CST
Can you post a close up of the flowers and trunk?
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Harvel, Illinois
TreeLover2
Apr 23, 2018 12:00 PM CST
Here are two pictures - one of the flowers and one of the trunk.
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plantladylin
Apr 23, 2018 12:06 PM CST
I'm really not sure but it reminds me of Carolina Silverbell (Halesia carolina)
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Silversurfer
Apr 23, 2018 1:08 PM CST
It is definitely a Prunus sp....it could well be a flowering cherry which never produces cherries.
Note the flowers in clusters.
Note the bark shows lenticels typical of Prunus.

There are 100's of flowering cherries and I do not know the ones available to you there.
But it reminds me of Prunus Snow Showers.

https://www.unwins.co.uk/prunu...
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Silversurfer
Apr 23, 2018 1:21 PM CST
See above...
Cherries of the same name..... all flower at the same time.
Some flower early in the year others later.
May I suggest you take a twig and visit a big garden centre/or park or botanic garden near you to see which cherries they have flowering now that look like your flowers.
Harvel, Illinois
TreeLover2
Apr 23, 2018 1:52 PM CST
Thank you very much!
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Silversurfer
Apr 23, 2018 2:05 PM CST
Illinois web site.....

https://www.fast-growing-trees...
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plantladylin
Apr 23, 2018 2:07 PM CST
@Silversurfer, Thank you so much for always being so helpful with plant identification! Thumbs up

Treelover2's tree appears to have a weeping/pendulous habit so, possibly a variety of Weeping Cherry.
Weeping Japanese Cherry (Prunus Snow Fountains®) (also sold as White Fountains)
Weeping Cherry Tree (Prunus subhirtella)
Weeping Higan Cherry (Prunus subhirtella 'Pendula Rosea') is said to have white or pink blooms.

A couple more bloom photos from the database for comparison:



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