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Old 03-12-2009, 07:03 PM
 
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There's a bunch of trees that are blooming right now. Their colors are many different colors - from pink to white. Does anyone know what kind of trees these are?

Also, does anyone know how there are a number of pine trees around Albuquerque? In Rio Rancho, there's a bunch of pine trees in my neighborhood, but I'm not sure if they're native or planted.
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Old 03-12-2009, 07:24 PM
 
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Not sure about all of them, but some are flowering plum.
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Old 03-12-2009, 08:17 PM
 
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A lot of them are fruit trees (plum, apricot, etc.) which is a shame because we always run the risk of a late freeze here. I hope they make it!
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Old 03-12-2009, 08:52 PM
 
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Old 03-12-2009, 09:27 PM
 
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My Bradford Pear just bloomed with small white flowers. Pic to follow, maybe....



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Old 03-12-2009, 09:31 PM
 
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They're called 'allergee' trees, with many different blooms and pollen colors, creating lovely colors of mucus in humans. This spectacular phenomena will be over by the end of April.
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Old 03-12-2009, 09:31 PM
 
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Crabapples are blooming right now but there are not many of them. The ones you are seeing are for the most part fruitless purple-leaf plum. That is the most common flowering garden tree in Albuquerque. Rowland's, when they were around, used to sell thousands of those guys a year. They have nice flowers, don't set fruit and have deep-purple leaves (which I don't like much).

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Old 03-12-2009, 10:58 PM
 
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is a shame because we always run the risk of a late freeze here. I hope they make it!
It's actually not that much a "shame"...true, ABQ once in a great while can get a late freeze, but actually, statistically, it is pretty darn rare (for a significant freeze that actually causes a significant harm to fruit on the trees), and frankly, is no different than an Atlanta (home of the infamous "Atlanta Peach") or Nashville, Birmingham, etc. - all decent spots of semi-hardy fruit trees.

ABQ - except for the far Valleys as well as the Foothills - is a solid gardening zone 7 to 7b - very solid for fruit tree (outside of citrus) fruit production.
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Old 03-13-2009, 09:47 AM
 
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The larger white flowering trees right now are, I believe, flowering pears. Either Callery or Bradfords. They are not fruit bearing.
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Old 03-13-2009, 10:04 AM
 
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Hmmmmm my non-fruit bearning pear does not bloom until April/May. I suppose it's a varietal thing.
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