Anyone know the name of this tree?

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  1. garden_newbie

    garden_newbie Seedling

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    I would have showed the pic on this topic but it doesn't work with Google Drive share. Here is the tree:

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/19G7bvRzEpYBSRrruGIDl956KVrfQVX2p/view?usp=sharing

    My gardener planted it years ago and I have no idea what type of tree it is. It has pink flowers in spring. If I had to guess it is some type of cherry tree. It is about at its full size it is a decorative tree. Any ideas? I ask since I want to plant the same trees at my next house. Thanks.
     
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  3. toni

    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Doesn't look familiar to me but I suggest that you contact your local County Agricultural Extension Agency (there are several in Tennessee and are connected with local Universities) and send them a photo. That way you will get an exact ID and info for growing them.
     
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    Can we have a closer picture of the leaves please and even the trunk.
     
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    it looks like an eastern redbud to me. ahh, I should have read the whole description... yes for sure it is an eastern redbud. it looks more like a cultivared variety.
     
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    Wow @carolyn I couldn't tell that from that photo!! You are good!

    If it is a redbud, the discerning feature is that it blooms before the leaves emerge in the spring. And the flowers are very close to the trunk and branches. It is a tree that grows very well in TN. The species even grows wild along the roadsides. Very pretty.
     
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    Wow I've never even heard of such a thing thanks!
     
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    Sorry I am far from home now but I will try whenever I return :)
     
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    Sweet I hope you are right you know your stuff thx :)
     
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    Ah yes that is very true now that you mention it the flowers grow super close to the branches. I think you guys got it figured out. I never noticed any other trees like this one until I had one planted. I also love how fast it grew, it used to be a twig on the ground so small I almost walked into it and broke it. It always grew healthy without a problem. In fact I first planted a magnolia tree and it died to disease but this tree had no issue.

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    Yup I just did a google search and that is the tree that is how it looks when it blooms flowers:

    https://www.gardendesign.com/trees/eastern-redbud.html
     
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    Well done @carolyn et al. Living in Europe, I have never come accross an eastern redwood. I had about 5 different plants in my head, but I was confused.
     
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    welcome. I went through horticulture and I do know a few trees. shrubs are a totally different story. I fail miserably at those.
     
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    I have had 2 eastern redbuds here in New England. I think they are lovely trees, do grow quickly but tend to be"short lived" trees....is 20 years?
     

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