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Date Photo Taken: September 1, 2010
Location: Woodstock, GA
Posted By: ugadaw9

Notes:

I was asked to post some pictures of the bark and a closer shot of the leaves. Below is the text for the original post:

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I received this tree as a 3 ft sapling from a neighbor. The neighbor said it was a Crepe Myrtle and as a sapling, it did look like a Crepe Myrtle. This is the 3rd year it has been planted in my yard and it is looking less and less like a Crepe Myrtle.

This tree has grown very fast, but it has never produced any flowers to help aid me in identifying it. I took a branch with some leaves to a local nursery and I am skeptical of what they said it was.

Please help me identify this tree so I can relocate it to a place better suited for it in my yard.

Thanks!

COMMENTS

  1. Shannon Pable Unregistered says:

    This is a Serviceberry, Amelanchier arborea,
    http://www.uwgb.edu/biodiversity/herbarium/trees/amearb01.htm
    A beautiful medium sized native tree (sometimes multi-trunked, like a crape myrtle), with white fringe like blooms in early spring. Berries in fall, used to make jellies, wine, and more. A great substitute for Bradford Pear.
    Shannon

    September 2nd, 2010 at 6:09 am

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