4/14/2007

Mystery Tree

I'm slowly learning my Southern trees. Can you believe I'd never seen a crape myrtle before I moved here 5 years ago? Anyway, this tree with the pink pom-pom flowers is still a mystery to me. The leaves are simple and not distinctive. Any ideas?

9 comments:

Annie in Austin said...

Nelumbo, it's hard to tell without a closeup but check out ornamental flowering peaches [not grown for fruit] to see if yours could be one of them. I've seen them in white, light pink and bright pink.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Anonymous said...

Although the tree is rather far away, it look slike it might be a Kwanzaan (spelling?) Cherry Tree. If you are in the Atlanta area, it is in the tail end of its blooming right now.
Sincerely,
A in Atlanta

Anonymous said...

Looks like a cherry to me...

Linda said...

It looks a lot like what my father called a peach rose tree. They are usually kept shorter as you would a shrub. I used to see a lot of them in NC. I tried to grow one here in GA and it didn't make it.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a cherry tree. Not sure which variety.

Kim said...

It is a double flowering peach (non-fruit bearing variety). And no, it is not kept as a shrub. It is a tree and it is sold in nurseries as a tree. They are quite common.

Tigger2 said...

Double flowering peach is my bet.

Ann in Atlanta

Nelumbo said...

neThanks for your guesses! I need to take a close-up since I'm still unsure!

Melvin said...

Thanks for your thoughts...
its intersting....
thanks


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