Identifying a flowering tree/plant

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Identifying a flowering tree/plant

Post by darinlewis » Sat Oct 31, 2009 1:49 pm

Hello,

We live in zone 5 near the Illinois-Wisconsin border. We had a beautiful flowing tree at our old house and we would like to plant one at our new house but we cannot remember the name. The tree was about 40 feet tall and had large pink flowers. I have attached two pictures.

Any help would be appreciated.

Darin Lewis
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Post by JackBean » Sun Nov 01, 2009 12:15 pm

What is zone 5? :lol:

Unfortunatelly, tree behind a house can have nothing to do with the area, where it grows ;)
What where the leafs like? I guess, you don't have any more detailed picture, do you?
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Re: Identifying a flowering tree/plant

Post by darinlewis » Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:15 pm

Zone 5 just indicates that the low temperature can get to -10 to -20 degrees F.

I wish I had a better picture - we're still looking. My wife and I remember the leaves very differently (of course)...

Sorry I can't provide better information.

Darin

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Post by JackBean » Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:53 am

They seem to be quite large, right? Probably in one piece, right? (sorry, I don't know, how to say this in english)

What about the flowers? What did they look like? Many of them (inflorescencia) or separate?
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Re: Identifying a flowering tree/plant

Post by botanyns » Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:58 pm

If the plant has opposite, palmately divided leaves, I think it may be Aesculus , such as Aesculus x carnea .

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Re: Identifying a flowering tree/plant

Post by flyfield » Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:51 am

darinlewis wrote:Hello,

We live in zone 5 near the Illinois-Wisconsin border. We had a beautiful flowing tree at our old house and we would like to plant one at our new house but we cannot remember the name. The tree was about 40 feet tall and had large pink flowers. I have attached two pictures.

Any help would be appreciated.

Darin Lewis


Beautiful tree!Beautiful flower!But it is too far from the camera!Getting a nearer picture will help.

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Re: Identifying a flowering tree/plant

Post by darinlewis » Wed Dec 23, 2009 10:20 am

Jin B (botanyns),

I think you have it!!! The close up pictures you attached look like exactly like what I remember. It is hardy enough for our climate zone. The mystery is solved. Now I just have to find one to plant.

I can't believe you identified it with the distance of the picture.

Many Thanks!!!

Darin

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