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ID red flowering tree please

Posted by daffodillady 7b/8a central AL (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 11, 08 at 15:49

Okay, gardening friends.....several days ago I visited with a lady that had a tree about 15 ft tall with leaves resembling a magnolia, except that they were a brighter green and not waxy looking. The neat part was the large bright red buds that covered it on the ends of the branches. It was growing in a medium shade spot. She did not know what it's name was. I tried to google it, but could not find anything resembling it. Any ideals what it is? Hugs, Beth


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Could it be Florida anise?
http://duncannurseries.com/images/SHRUBS/Florida-Anise.jpg


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The buds were not open, but appeared to be much larger than the anise flowers.


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Just had a report that some of the Magnolia soulangiana, Tulip Magnolias are in bud again.

Here is a link that might be useful: Images


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Yes, I have tulip magnolias re-blooming.


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does she live near you?
was thinking that it might be something more tropical if she lives in a warmer zone. i am drawing a blank trying to think of a summer flowering tree with large, red buds in a midlatitude zone.


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I live between Birmingham and Tuscaloosa. The tree in question is about 8 miles from me. The owner is out of town for two weeks but I will try to get a picture of itwhen she comes home. I don't think the flowers looks like any of the pictures I have seen, but, I did not get a closeup look at it.


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Oh, pumpernickel!! The owner called me today and told me that the tree is no longer in bloom!! I guess the storm the other night knocked the flowers off :-( Well, that will leave me with an ID mystery for next year...LOL!! Thanks, all, for the input.....:-)


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If we had good images of the leaves, branches, and maybe even the trunk, I'll bet we could ID it!


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Because my neighbor used to have a tree like this with such red blooms,
my guess is flowering pomegranate, punica granatum.

Here is a link that might be useful: flowering pomegranate


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  • Posted by josh z8a (My Page) on
    Mon, Jun 30, 08 at 12:26

I think Tevedore id'd it...my potted dwarf Pomegranate has had blooms for 2-3 weeks. josh


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Lynn had a spectacular Pomegranate, about 10-12 ft. tall, in full flower at the time of the spring swap.

Susan.


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