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ID this blossom tree

Saw a beautiful blossom tree today, photos attached, heavy clusters of white blossoms, leaves just about to come out. Anyone fancy a stab at what it might be? I would like similar for my small garden, would love to hear some suggestions on a similar tree for me. thanks


  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    A photo would be useful Paddy.  Could it be a magnolia?

  • LynLyn Posts: 22,865

    Is it too early for Horse Chestnut? 

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • LandlubberLandlubber Posts: 396

    cherry? Just  a stab in the dark?image

  • Sorry, not sure why the photo won't attach. Will look into that
  • Here we go, couldn't upload photo from mobile before





  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,102

    One of the many flowering cherries (Prunus)

    Have a look here

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • mushermusher Posts: 389
    yes Dove it is. If i remember rightly its the largest blossming prunus. I'm sure its been on gardeners world or beechgrove garden over the last couple of weeks Paddy
  • HCAHCA Posts: 129

    From the flower and spreading habit it looks like Prunus 'Shirotae' the Mount Fuji Cherry, one of my favourites.

  • darren636darren636 Posts: 666
    Prunus taihaku?
  • HCAHCA Posts: 129

    Difficult to see exactly from the image, but 'Shirotae' tends to have white flowers with green leaves and 'Tai-haku' tends to have white flowers with bronze leaves.  'Shirotae' also grows wider than tall where as 'Tai-haku' is much more upright in habit.  They are both lovely cherries I just happen to prefer the green and white combination better.

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