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Tyler
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Crabapple?

Post by Tyler » Wed Nov 27, 2013 3:49 am

NTS,

Found this tree growing on high ground with longleaf and loblolly pines. I could not find any fruit near the tree and it appeared to be the only individual of its species in the area. I'm leaning toward it being a crabapple but am not sure. Any help is appreciated.
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Re: Crabapple?

Post by Will Blozan » Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:46 am

Tyler,

Have you ruled out Amelanchier, serviceberry? The native crabs I am familiar with have rough bark. You may have to return in the spring to see if any flowers are present for ID.

Will
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Re: Crabapple?

Post by George Fieo » Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:51 am

Tyler,

Looks like some kind of serviceberry (Amelanchier).

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Re: Crabapple?

Post by Tyler » Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:53 am

Thanks guys. I am not familiar with and of the serviceberry family. I'll be on the lookout for flowers this spring.

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Re: Crabapple?

Post by Will Blozan » Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:21 am

Tyler,

With some species crushing the foliage will release an almond odor. Buds are distinctive.

Will

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