Friday, 14 May 2010

Rare Trees?

These are both on a housing estate nearby and, in my opinion, are lovely trees and fairly rare.

1.

1. Close up of blossoms

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2. Close up of flowering structures.

Any guesses?  If you don't know the common name just put the Latin name!

9 comments:

Richard Law said...

Not some dodgy Southern version of bird cherry? (And why don't trees get capitals for their names, I'd like to know?)

TREEWRIGHT said...

Is it a dodgy, southern version? I thought it was just a Bird Cherry (Prunus padus) but maybe it is a cultivar.
If you look, Richard, you'll see that I always give Trees a capital letter.

TREEWRIGHT said...

Is it a dodgy, southern version? I thought it was just a Bird Cherry (Prunus padus) but maybe it is a cultivar.
If you look, Richard, you'll see that I always give Trees a capital letter.

TREEWRIGHT said...

Right how about Number 2?

Richard Law said...

Leaves look a bit like walnut, but the flowers don't. I'm stumped.

Alfred said...

I think it is a Fringe Tree - Chionanthus virginicus.
Have only seen one first-hand once but I have heard they make good small back yard trees.


Alfred Kraemer

Alfred said...

I think it is a Fringe Tree - Chionanthus virginicus

Alfred

TREEWRIGHT said...

No, not a Fringe Tree...

Rosa said...

Fraxinus ornus?