Siochan
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Help with tree identification? => ID'd @ Photinia!

Hiya folks!

Wow! I just noticed that I have not posted anything here in almost a year. Was a busy summer.....and a long winter! :cry:

I had inquired about this same tree last spring and we still don't have a clue what it is :? :? but I thought I would take another shot because it is blooming these cool flowers now and it has multi-colored leaves, some are red and some are green, kind of waxy in texture. Thought maybe someone might recognize it.

Thank you all kindly and happy spring!

Coleen

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Kisal
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No one suggested Photinia serrulata for this, back when you posted your earlier pic? Or did you decide that isn't what the shrub is?

[img]https://www.huntersville.org/interactive%20ordinance/IMAGES/photinia.jpg[/img]
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Siochan
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Hi,

No, actually at that time, no one replied about this particular tree. I had actually posted several at that time in one message and had asked for any ideas.

This forum is amazing. Because I just looked up the name that you shared...and sure enough, that is exactly what it is. I can't thank you enough.....you're an angel!! :D Mystery solved!!

Coleen

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Kisal
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Sorry it took me a year to get around to it! :lol:

Last year at this time, I was fresh out of the hospital from having a total shoulder replacement, following a fall in which I broke my left shoulder. Recovery took most of the summer, and meant no gardening for me last year, but I'm out digging in the dirt again now. :)

I recognized the Photinia right away, because once mine started to bloom, I discovered that I was terribly allergic to it. :(
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Hi,

Ouchie. I am really sorry to hear that about your shoulder. Hope that you are good as new now and happy to hear that you have your hands back in the dirt. :D

No need to be sorry! I had posted a bunch of trees and bushes last year that were did not know what they were and everyone here was incredibly helpful. That one tree was the last to have a name and now thanks to you, it does!

It is a pretty tree but whomever planted it, placed it way too close to a fence and another tree, and now of course, it is too big to move. I am guessing that their intent was to keep it cut back and smaller but that did not happen.

Anyway, thanks again for your help and enjoy your garden this year!

Coleen

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This looks like it could be a "smoke tree"

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