Can anyone identify this tree?

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  1. Eric_L

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    It is outside of my workplace. I've had many people ask me what kind of tree it is -but I don't know anything about trees nor do I know anyone who does..

    Can anyone here help?

    edit: here is adjusted photo - also, I live in Southwest Florida.

    Click on it, then click on the arrow-box in the bottom left - it ought to be large enough now...

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  2. Jay H

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    the LARCH.....

    Oh sorry for the odd reference. I could send the picture to my sister who's hubby runs a greenhouse/nursery but I can't seem to get a larger size... clicking on it, only moves it to the center. is that a full size shot? or is my browser acting odd?

    Jay
     
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    Is it a dogwood? It looks like this pink dogwood we use to have in our backyard. hard to tell because the picture is so small.
     
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    Yes, but do you you think you could recognize it from quite a long way away?
     
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    Looks sort of like a Crape-myrtle.
     
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    We are all missing the bigger picture here ( if only there was one! ). If it were a dogwood or crepe myrtle it would also have leaves as well as flowers. What foliage you see are young leaves and it appears that they are red naturally or have just turned. My guess would be some type of maple.
     
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    Eric,
    Where do you live? That will give us a clue.
     
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    Difficult to say with the small picture. My first thought is some type of crabapple.
     
  11. Eric_L

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    Thanks for the messages. I've adjusted the picture to make it larger. Click on the photo then click on the arrowed icon in the bottom left. It is in Soutwest Florida near Ft. Myers. (Short sleeve weather today)
     
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    If you had a close shot of the flower,leaf, or bark,I could positively i.d. it. My best guess at this time is that it's possibly a redbud or even a crepemyrtle.
     
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    There is still the issue of no leaves with the blooms, the only tree I know of that blooms before it grows leaves is a Japanese Magnolia.
     
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    That was my guess too. The famous Cherry Blossom. Difficult to see accurately, though.
    Does it bloom in April?


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  15. mylan

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    In northern Georgia it does, mid Florida might be a different story with the warmer climate, although I don't know when the photo was taken, I assume it is recent though.
     
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    Eric,
    Didja Google?
    I searched Trees Flowering Pink Florida and came up with some likely candidates.

    Here's a dogwood description:

    "Pink Flowering Dogwood tree, Cornus Florida Rubra, has very large pink flowers that appear in the early spring
    before the foliage comes out. The foliage turns a brilliant red in the fall, followed by bright berries that last into the winter. The trees grow to a height of 15 feet. This deciduous tree is the Classic Single Pink flowering beauty. Very popular and widely planted. Pink Flowering Dogwood trees have bright red fruits, which are loved by birds, and mature in early fall and usually persist until the middle of December. The reddish brown wood is extremely hard and has been used to make tool handles. It is a great landscape and ornamental tree."
     
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    Here are some closer photos of the blossom and bark as requested;

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  18. Jeff Gatie

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    It's a dogwood. My family had two in the yard when I was a kid, a pink and a white. They are my mom's favorite flower.
     
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    Ok, closer up it doesn't look like a Japanese Magnolia and I don't think Dogwood, which has four flowers that are flat, like these:
    Red Flowering Dogwood Trees
    and from the growing zones, does not grow in south Florida.

    The weird thing is that it looks like an azalea bloom which is to my knowledge, only a bush, and then why aren't there any leaves on this tree?
    I'm stumped.
     
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