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    05 / 02 / 2016

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Located in the Cascade Mountains near Mt. Rainier, east side (Packwood, WA). This is a native tree. Doesn’t seem to be a dogwood, birch, or ash. The surrounding forest is mostly Douglas fir and cedar, with some wild dogwood, birch, and the occasional maple. It is blooming now. (The dogwood trees came first and are pretty much finished here.)


  • Penny Apprentice says:

    Hi Laura, Thank you for posting the other link. It showed some very large trees that seem to be the same. I guess they can also go by the name Service Berry, but I didn’t know either name. The larger trees have a definite shape to them, like a flowering pear, tapering in at the top. I saw a few samples when I followed your link that make your Amelanchier suggestion seem correct. Thank you, again for posting back with the other link.

    May 10th, 2016 at 12:01am

  • laura735 Unregistered says:

    OOp! I forgot to include this second link for the Amelanchier species list.

    May 9th, 2016 at 3:36pm

  • laura735 Unregistered says:

    Hi Penny, appreciate the feed back! The plant leaves & flowers are similar to those of in the Amelanchier genus. According to sources, various species sizes in the genus can be from low shrubby, multi branches shrubs and tree size up to 60 plus ft. But, I’m not an expert on Amelanchier. My “guess” was only based on the given photo and your statement of the plant being a native. I may could have been wrong. Perhaps you can try the experts at the Washington Native Society for a positive ID of this beautiful tree. Best wishes Penny!

    May 9th, 2016 at 3:48pm

  • Penny Apprentice says:

    I should have mentioned, it is definitely a tree. This particular one is about 30 feet high, the neighborhood has a few up to 50 feet or more.

    May 6th, 2016 at 2:07am

  • laura735 Unregistered says:

    Maybe Amelanchier alnifolia or one of the 3 listed varieties with the link below. Sorry, I don’t know which one this is. Best wishes!

    May 5th, 2016 at 7:59pm

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