I found a kind of Prunus from the wild

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  1. Sulev

    Sulev Contributor

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    I found a small wild tree with large dark pink flowers at the shores of the Lake Valdeku near Tallinn. Obviously a Prunus of some kind.
    I haven't seen Prunus flowers such dark pink as this here. What is it? A cherry, almond, apricot, plum, peach?
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    My first thought was an almond.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Peach.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    At 59°N? This is the same latitude as Haines or Skagway ;-)
     
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    Thanks, Ron!
    I haven't seen any wild peach trees before, but as the area is in active recreational use, it's possible, that someone dropped a peach seed there. Proximity to the lake and wide exposition to the sun keeps micro climate warmer than it is typical here and a peach may survive even without any winter protection.
     

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