Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Flowering Tree


Can anyone tell me, please - is this a redbud tree?


A few years ago, I planted a row of trees of various kinds near the back deck. I had received them from some group of other, and they looked then like little sticks. They were not identified. Of course, they all grew, and were too close together. One was an apple. I have since separated them, and this one I planted all by itself on the side of the house. It has very pretty blossoms, but I don't recognize them. Its leaves are fairly shiny, some elliptical, some heart shaped. I have a tree book, but it isn't very satisfactory and has no color pictures. I'm being lazy - just throwing it out there to see if anyone recognizes it.

9 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful tree! and what lovely blossoms! Love the color!

Abe Lincoln said...

That would be a Redbud tree and a nice one at that. They get about 10 feet tall, looking something like an old apple tree in their sprawling habit and they are about 15 feet across. Their problem is they are an understory tree (growing under a forest canopy) and they almost always die before they are 15 years old. The secret is to shop for one alledged to live longer. Give it room and it will satisfy your desire for beauty.

bobbie said...

Thank you, Abe. I suspected that was what it was, but did not really know. I appreciate your help.

Dianne said...

I'm glad Mr. Lincoln could help :)
I never know what anything is unless it's really obvious
pretty tree

Deborah Godin said...

Hadn't heard of it before, but it's a lovely color.

Daryl said...

I googled it:
http://www.oplin.org/tree/fact%20pages/redbud/redbud.html

bobbie said...

Interesting, Daryl. I've never seen a sign of pods on it. But it is young.

Ralph said...

Looks like a redbud to me. The heart shaped leaves are always a give away.
Ralph

Lily Hydrangea said...

I don't know what it is but it is beautiful.