Identify this pink flowering branch for me?

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  1. Megami

    Megami Active Member 10 Years

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    What is this? Grown locally in Vancouver.. would love to know what it is.

    Thank you!
     

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  2. chimera

    chimera Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Flowering quince ? Chaenomeles
     
  3. Megami

    Megami Active Member 10 Years

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    Don't think so... doesn't look like any Chaenomeles I've ever seen.
     
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    chimera Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Ok, would be nice to know. Sure is floriferous. Almond?
     
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    KarinL Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Flowering quince is always orange-toned. This is probably a fruit tree of some sort. As a Vancouver resident myself I am so overdosed on flowering cherries and the like that I rarely look closely at them, but it could even be one of those.
     
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    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Not sure what this is, but just wanted to point out that flowering quince are not always orange toned; they come in pure whites, pinks and reds. (Try an image search for some of the beautiful varieties on the market now.) I don't think the flowers look right for Chaenomeles though.
     
  7. chimera

    chimera Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Prunus glandulosa? Almond
     
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    Megami Active Member 10 Years

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    That looks more like it! Flowering Almond.

    Do we all agree???
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Prunus glandulosa 'Sinensis'.
     
  10. chimera

    chimera Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Looks well positioned. KarinL - "Vancouverites intoxicated by cherry blossoms", would make an interesting headline..
     
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    Megami Active Member 10 Years

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    Does anyone know where I could buy a Prunus glandulosa tree? UBCBG shop sell them?

    I know, I know, call around ;) I'm just being lazy.
     
  12. chimera

    chimera Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Megami, If you're not successful with The Shop in the Garden or others, maybe try www.derrysorchardandnursery.ca . Got a nice Prunus mume when she was selling at the Van Duesen spring sale a few years ago [subtle plug}..
     
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    Hi,
    Prunus glandulosa is actually a shrub that has a very similiar growth habit to May bush (spiraea). It's a stunning plant when managed properly.
     
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    I just wonder if it might not be Prunus triloba, rather than P. glandulosa?
     
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    chimera Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Hard to tell , need a closeup . P. triloba, doubly serrated leaf margin. P. glandulosa, serrulate
     
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    Megami Active Member 10 Years

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    here's a close up of the leaf
     

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    Puddleton Active Member 10 Years

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    I'm sticking with P. glandulosa, as the leaves seem consistantly serrulate and the flower size is a tad small for triloba.

    If it is glandulosa and Chimera hasn't found a supplier. Springtime is perfect for layering some stems for autumn harvest.
    Cheers
     
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    KarinL Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Thanks for the correction Eric. Even the orange varieties are beautiful; invasive though they are. Don't know if the snazzy new cultivars are less prone to suckering.
     
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    You have a wonderful flowering Almond.
     

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