Type of tree

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Old 04-19-02, 09:26 AM
kenmarty
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Question Type of tree

I am so stupid when it comes to this stuff and need to know the type of tree my wife is talking about. For her birthday I want to get her this tree that blooms pink, it is not the weeping one I do know that. Thank you in advance for your help!!!! If any one from the jersey or philly area that crosses the Taconey bridge and noticed the ones on the jersey side on the right hand side that is the tree I just do not know what it is called to go buy one. Once agin thank you so much for your help!!!!
 
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Old 04-20-02, 11:44 AM
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It might be a crepe myrtle, a cherry tree, or a dogwood.
They all three can have pink blossoms.
Since I haven't been to where you're talking about, I don't know what that one is.
If it is on public property, have you called to ask them?
 
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Old 05-03-02, 05:41 PM
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Birthday Tree

I realize it's kinda late for this, but this is my first visit here. You posted on my birthday, so I couldn't resist trying to help. I used to live in NJ and have been to Philly, so maybe I can help a little.

It couldn't be a crepe myrtle, as they bloom later in the year. I'm sure it isn't a dogwood either because I'm in Maryland and they just started blooming a couple of weeks ago and it's warmer here. I think it's a cherry, but it could be a crab apple or a redbud. The redbuds have flowers all over the branches before the leaves come out. Call a good nursery in that area and talk with someone in their trees department.

Here's a picture of a redbud.

http://www.noble.org/imagegallery/woodhtml/Redbud.html

Here's the crab apple.

http://www.hcs.ohio-state.edu:90/pmi...d=35639&-find=

Here's a close up of the flowers of the crab apple.

http://www.hcs.ohio-state.edu:90/pmi...d=35214&-find=

Hope this helped.
Good luck,
Newt
 
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Old 05-17-02, 08:06 PM
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I am sure someone at this website can help you. ..www.pinelandsnursery.com Even if you do not email them, they have a huge amount of info on native new jersey plantings. Hope this helps! Michelle
 
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