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Postby Pepper » May 29, 2008 5:36 am

Alas I missed Round 2 - I can't stay awake until 8:30 pm like the rest of you night owls! :wink:

Yah, that's right, I go to bed really early...but I get up really early, so it's not THAT pathetic...

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Postby Sharon Bryson » May 29, 2008 7:03 am

The rhodos tend to have much larger fleshier leaves.

PJM and likely every rhodie commercially available are hybrids.( Except maybe R. impeditium!)
PJM is one termed a Lepidote....the group has typically smaller leaves that are covered in fine scales on the bottom. They are often among the earliest to bloom.
The PJM are in full bloom here at the Willow Garden....
The other group are Elepidotes, and include the "typical" large-leaf rhodies.
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Postby murphy » May 29, 2008 7:09 am

MonaCda.....could it be a variety of Lilac...they have so many these those blooms smell??
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Postby kelly_m » May 29, 2008 7:19 am


Mona...Flowering Almond??? What is the stink factor on those flowers????
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Postby Hushypuppy » May 29, 2008 7:41 am

Mona, Does the tree get any fruit. The leaves look like that of a fruit tree, but the flowering branch does not look quite right...

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Postby Katherine » May 29, 2008 10:19 am

MonaCda Zone 3B Manitoba wrote:Hi All,

Andre hope you don't mind me hijacking your post. Would like to ask everyone for help identifying this tree.

It is a couple of years old now and is in the back by the garage (all day sun). Roughly 10 ft tall now and am hopeful that after being ID'd we'll be happy for the new addition to our yard. Any info would be most appreciated, e.g., name, mature height, does it sucker?? Thanks for any suggestions. Mona




mona, this is a Prunus (cherry) of some sort.

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Postby Eeyore » May 29, 2008 10:32 am

Possibly a MayDay (Prunus padas).
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Postby Ron Evers » May 29, 2008 12:00 pm

It looks to me to be a Choke Cherry (Prunus virginiana L).

The wood is clear between the knots.
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Postby murphy » May 29, 2008 12:30 pm

the choke cherry I have has much smaller blooms..perhaps there are different varieties...mine is a native.
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Postby dj_backq » May 29, 2008 6:42 pm

Get ready for round 3 everyone!!

I start at around 7PM Eastern!!

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