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Unread 04-08-2009, 11:22 AM
 
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Default Flowering Trees

My googling and research hasn't given me very much in the way of answers, so I decided to ask the locals. I love the flowering trees here in the Charlotte area, but I don't know what they are other than the obvious dogwood which is BEAUTIFUL right now. Can anyone help with some answers?
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Unread 04-08-2009, 11:35 AM
 
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Can you help us out and tell us the color of the blooms ? Is it a large or small trunk base?
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Unread 04-08-2009, 11:44 AM
 
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Well, I guess I'll have to take some notes. I'll tell you the two I do know, the dogwood which is flowering now, and the crepe myrtle, which flowers later in the summer. I though I might be able to find a "field guide" somewhere on the 'net, but no luck. Maybe I'll start one after I figure out what they are!
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Unread 04-08-2009, 11:49 AM
 
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I am thinking maybe Bradford Pear . The cherrie trees are already pass bloom so it cant be them.

PHOTO would be awesome .. thanks
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Unread 04-08-2009, 11:50 AM
 
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Dogwoods are blooming now. They're smaller trees usually and have white flowers with yellow centers. Redbuds are finishing up, they're bright pink/purple flowers. Bartlett pears have mostly finished, they are white flowers too but smaller than dogwoods and the trees have that distinctive shape so are easy to recognize. Wisteria is a climbing vine that is blooming right now with large purple clusters. Sometimes people think it is a tree or bush (I think I've seen some pruned and trained) but most often it has just climbed into trees.
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Unread 04-08-2009, 11:59 AM
 
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I see a lot of flowering crabapple trees around. They can be white, pink, or reddish.

As others have pointed out already, you see the Bradford pears first (early March). Then redbuds, then crabapples, then dogwoods. Crepe myrtle in the summer.
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Unread 04-08-2009, 12:21 PM
 
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Get a crape myrtle. They bloom in the summer.
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Unread 04-08-2009, 03:21 PM
 
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I noticed a tree today that had a carnation type flower on it that was really pretty. I have a tree in our front yard that has a little white flower with pink on it, not sure what it is?
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Unread 04-08-2009, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Waxhaw
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There is a magnolia tree that is flowering right now. They have purplish white flowers. I don't remember which kind of magnolia it is. The flowers are starting to fall off right now.
My favorite is the weeping cherry tree. I think those are so beautiful. I am going to buy one this week for my front yard.
Here's a pic of the magnolia I was talking about.

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Unread 04-08-2009, 03:57 PM
 
Location: NE Charlotte, NC (University City)
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Is it just me, or do dogwoods have an effect that can mezmorize and dazzle? I love how they stand out in the middle of a forest...or how a full grown mature and well maintained one in someone's front yard looks like it was scooped right out of a Kinkade painting.
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