Help! What are these two trees??
I have spent hours trying to identify these two trees! These came with our house when we bought it an no one knows what they are! We are the only ones in the neighborhood that have these.
The first one flowers in the spring for only a week or so.
The second one weeps... I gave it a "hair cut" in the fall the last two years so now it is short!
Thank you in advance!!!!!!
Pics 2 and 3. Looks like Morus alba pendula. A mulberry tree.
If I am correct it will have many odd shaped leaves. See wiki!.
Fruits are edible.
Morus alba - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
morus alba pendula - Google Search
Pics 1. and 4. Look like a Prunus. A double flowered cherry.
Last edited by Silver surfer; 04-09-2010 at 08:19 AM.
Thank you soooooo much!!!! They have been driving me crazy!
I did find exact identicals to the Mulberry tree but I still can't find a Prunus that looks like mine.
Your tree is lovely. I think it is a Japanese double flowering Cherry. possibly "Shirofugen" do the blossoms start out pale and turn pink as they age? google Shirofugen to have a look. there seems to be a lot of variation in how pink the blossoms are.
Last edited by KarenZone3A; 04-10-2010 at 12:13 AM.
Prunus - Flowering Cherry
Small to medium trees which produce massive, beautiful blooms. Generally pest and disease free. Water deeply and infrequently.
ACCOLADE Small tree with spreading, horizontal branches. Grows in height from 15' to 20'. Flower is semi-double pink bloom which hangs in small, drooping clusters.
AKEBONO Dense, rounded head with a spreading form. Grows in height from 20' to 25' with an equal spread. Blooms in early spring before leaves appear. Flower is a single, pale pink bloom.
AMANAGOWA Grows in columnar shape. Grows in height from 15' to 25' with a spread of 4' to 5'. Bark is gray in color. Leaves are yellowish-green. Flower is a semi-double, light pink with deeper pink margins.
AUTUMNALIS Graceful branching with a dense, rounded head. Grows in height from 15' to 30' with an equal spread. Leaves are green, small, and have a fine texture. Flower is a double, pinkish white bloom which blooms three separate times from November through March.
KWANZAN The most popular of all flowering cherries. Upright and spreading with limbs leaving trunk rather steeply. Grows in height from 15' to 25'. Leaves appearing with flowers as a reddish-copper, later turning to dark green. Flower is large, double deep pink.
MT. FUJI (P. serrulata "Shirotae") To 20'. Semi-double pinkish bud, white when fully opened. Purplish-pink as flower ages. Early.
SARGENT Hardy, upright tree with rounded top. Grows in height from 40' to 60'. Leaves turn to a beautiful brilliant orange-red in fall. Flower is a single, pale pink.
SERRULA (Birch Bark P. serrula) To 30' with equal spread. Beautiful bark with mahogany red color. Small white flowers in mid-season.
SHIROFUGEN (P. serrulata "Shirofugen") To 25'. Double, long-stalked, pink flowers fading to white. Latest bloom.
TAIWAN Graceful, upright, slender tree. Performs well in southern California. Single, electric purple-pink flowers.
WHITCOMBI (P. subhirtella "Whitcombii") To 20' to 25'. Buds almost red opening to pink, single flowers. Very early, profuse bloom.
YOSHINO (P. yedoensis) Fast growing to 40'. Graceful, curving growth. Single, white-pink to nearly white, fragrant, early flowers.
Prunus identification is a nightmare. Even with a book with all the botanical detail, infront of the actual tree, with an expert!!!! There are literally hundreds of named cultivars, which is why I didn't attempt an id. Time of opening is another factor. All the same cherries will open their flowers at the same time in the same area. Do you have a botanic garden near you, with named specimens? That may help you with an id.
You can rule our some that have been suggested. eg. It is not Prunus serrula as the bark is completetly wrong.
Neither is it Prunus x subhirtella Autumnalis. as this has very small flowers, and flowers on bare branches before the leaves appear.
Not sure it can be Prunus Shirofungen either, the flowers are double white from pink buds, and are scented
Prunus x yedoensis akebono, Prunus sargentii and Prunus x yedoensis can all be ruled out as they are single flowers not double.
I wondered about Prunus Kanzan. However,you will need to look closely at the leaves as they open, they will be bronze later turning dark green.
Last edited by Silver surfer; 04-10-2010 at 01:25 AM.