knockels's picture

Tree in my front garden

Observed: 18th April 2010 By: knockelsknockels’s reputation in Plants
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Description:

Small flowering tree, always very early to flower. Flowers and leaves appear together.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Juneberry (Amelanchier lamarckii) interacts

Comments

Kluut's picture

Magnolia sp.

Also possibly x. soulangeanna, or less likely stellata.

Vinny's picture

Amelanchier

I was a professional horticulturalist for 18 years, so I am familiar with most trees and shrubs grown in UK gardens. This is definitely Amelanchier and not Magnolia. Another clue to the ID is the twigs - very thin and spindly whereas Magnolia have thicker twigs. They are part of the Rosaceae family.
Kind Regards
Vinny

Kluut's picture

Agreed

In which case the flowers are about 20mm across rather than 50-100mm.

knockels's picture

Thanks!

The flowers are closer to 20 mm, rather than 50-100. They have now all gone. I've added a not very good photo of the flowers.

Keith Nockels
Sheffield, UK