Beautiful Mystery Tree! (#2)

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Date Photo Taken: March 22, 2011
Location: Atlanta, GA (East Atlanta / Grant Park)
Posted By: beckca03


Several years ago, my husband and I received several tree seedlings from The Arbor Day Foundation for a donation that we gave them. My husband and I tried planting all of them but this is the only one that withstood the test of time.

We’ve long since thrown away the identification list and my husband and I have differing opinions on what kind of tree it is. I think it’s a type of Dogwood and my husband thinks its a Redbud. It blooms beautifully like this in the spring and then stays green throughout the year. Can you help us out?


  1. Rebecca Smith Unregistered says:

    My first thought was an Apple or Peach tree. The blossoms resemble those. If this tree does not bear any fruit then my next guess would be a Japanese flowering cherry. You can go to and look at trees in a database they have.

    April 1st, 2011 at 9:31 am
  2. Lyle Unregistered says:

    This is a Serviceberry (Amelanchier x grandiflora). It is a great spring flowering tree with wonderful fall color.

    April 5th, 2011 at 12:01 am
  3. Jamalyn Unregistered says:

    My redbud tree did not shed the seed pods and looked ghostly all winter. It now has some leaves at the ends of branches. I think it is in the process of dying as I thought it already had. I feel I must cut it down as it will never fully recover. Am I correct? Thanks, Jamalyn Cannon

    April 16th, 2011 at 9:52 am

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