Is this a fruiting tree of some kind?

mpalermoApril 18, 2013

I found two trees in the woods behind my backyard and they have LOTS of blooms on them now. They are good looking trees. I was wondering if anyone knows what kind of trees these are and if they are fruiting trees of some kind. Here are a few pics...

Any ideas what this tree might be?

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Noogy(6 sw mi)

Crabbapple?
Not amelanchier
Rosacea related...

    Bookmark   April 18, 2013 at 3:53PM
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john_in_sc

Looks like some sort of Crabapple...

Fruit will tell you what it really is...

Crab apple makes fine jelly - especially if you like tart apple jelly...

Thanks

    Bookmark   April 18, 2013 at 4:25PM
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yukkuri_kame(Sunset 19 / USDA 9)

I'd guess crab apple, too.

I'd be tempted to graft some known apple cultivars onto that tree, but such a pretty tree, I'd probably just leave it for the wildlife.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2013 at 10:04PM
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mpalermo

I am tempted to do some grafting onto it, especially since there are two of them. I'm definitely gonna do a few air layerings to see if I can get a smaller clone to plant closer to the house.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2013 at 10:22PM
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yukkuri_kame(Sunset 19 / USDA 9)

Also, check the area closely for seedlings popping up.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2013 at 4:29AM
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brookw_gw

I'm pretty sure it's a flowering dogwood. Very common understory tree in a woodland.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2013 at 11:38AM
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lucky_p

Not dogwood. 5 petals on each flower, alternate branching.
Apple of some sort - may be a 'volunteer' seedling of ornamental crabs, courtesy of traveling birds, or could potentially be one of the native crabs - M.ioensis, M.coronaria, etc. Leaves don't look quite like M.angustifolia. Or, someone may have just tossed an apple core at that spot some years back.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2013 at 11:58AM
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