SvetSad
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Please help identify this tree (pics)

me and my boyfriend moved into a new house (renting), and in the back yard we have this tree that recently started blooming, it smells really nice and attracks bees (yay).
I don't think it's cherry, the flowers are too big, i think maybe it's plum but I'm really not sure, i guess i'll find out for sure later on in the year when fruit forms, but i'd like to know what it might be now :)

here's the tree
[img]https://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z375/SvetSad/Random/photobucket-4876-1332719542130.jpg[/img]

and this is what the leaves look like
[img]https://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z375/SvetSad/Random/photobucket-38976-1332719562790.jpg[/img]

[img]https://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z375/SvetSad/Random/photobucket-41172-1332719454746.jpg[/img]


the trunk
[img]https://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z375/SvetSad/Random/photobucket-42907-1332719587946.jpg[/img]

and i couldn't reach the flowers, but here is a flower petal in my hand, i think the flowers have 5 petals per flower
[img]https://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z375/SvetSad/Random/photobucket-45792-1332718255540.jpg[/img]

if more pictures are needed, let me know and i'll do what i can :)
thank you

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lorax
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Chaenomeles is the first one that comes to mind (Quince). The flowers are too large for cherries or plums, and apples generally don't have foliage that deeply serrated.

Show us the fruit when it starts to form, and we'll have a better chance.

SvetSad
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Lorax,
Thanks for your reply, unfortunetly i don't think it's Chaenomeles.
Chaenomels is the only one out of Cydonia genus with flowers that are similar, but
according to Wikipedia it's a spiny shrub reaching 3 meters, and the tree in the yard is at least 5 meters (16 feet) with no spines. The leaves are also different, on the mystery tree they are all in clusters, there's no single leaf, anywhere.
[img]https://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z375/SvetSad/Random/photobucket-31603-1332789479246.jpg[/img]

and here's a close up of the flower

[img]https://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z375/SvetSad/Random/photobucket-45395-1332789455924.jpg[/img]

and of all the pretty flowers :)

[img]https://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z375/SvetSad/Random/photobucket-38375-1332789432861.jpg[/img]

another odd thing is, the branches seem to grow into each other easily, there are several places where it's seen :)
[img]https://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z375/SvetSad/Random/photobucket-33000-1332789495385.jpg[/img]
[img]https://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z375/SvetSad/Random/photobucket-1575-1332791075439.jpg[/img]
[img]https://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z375/SvetSad/Random/photobucket-44370-1332791105590.jpg[/img]
and that's just branches towards the bottom, there's even more up top.

and i'll definetelly post pictures of the fruit later on :)

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!potatoes!
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it's an apple.

the 'cluster' effect is just all the leaves of each new twig being closely spaced because the stems haven't grown out yet. they're all 'single' leaves, you'll see.

SvetSad
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It's a crab apple tree :)
I'm Russian and litteral translation of screen name is Svet "light" Sad "garden" :)

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