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Help identify this tree..

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by ewilly, May 27, 2010.

  1. ewilly

    ewilly LawnSite Member
    Posts: 53

    I have a customer that wants to know what kind of tree this is - I haven't seen one before, so I have NO idea... anyone know?

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    ...and no, I didn't top this tree or prune it - the customer did it all by himself! :hammerhead:
     
  2. andyman5001

    andyman5001 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 53

    That would be a "Kousa" Dogwood. Mine is flowering very good this year.
     
  3. ewilly

    ewilly LawnSite Member
    Posts: 53

    Thank you for the I.D. !

    Its a neat looking tree - now I gotta find a nursery nearby that carries those, I want one now ! :laugh:
     
  4. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,157

    dogwoods are very pretty treas. I have a single stem that was planted on top of my gas line(previous HO) with varigated leaves and pink flowers. and a second multi stem closer to the house that has about a 30' canopy put a nice teak bench under it. Made in the shade...
     
  5. ewilly

    ewilly LawnSite Member
    Posts: 53

    I actually have a couple older dogwoods, one is purple flowering the other is white flowering, on my property. They are great looking trees, except mine were planted when I was a kid, too close to each other, and they have grown into each other and are looking very sickly this year. :cry: I think they may have to come out soon. Sad to see 'em go, as they are almost as old as I am now. Not a bad run though, for some bare root seedlings from arbor day back in the early 90s! At least we transplanted the oaks and river birch (oohhh how I hate that messy tree!) into the open!
     
  6. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,157

    I love the river birch and the bark... nice year round interest....I hate the dogwood when it drops it seeds...
     

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