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WildwoodSage
Friendship, NY
(Zone 4a)

April 24, 2012
10:55 AM

Post #9095996

Can someone tell me the name of this shrub? It is in full bloom now, April 24, in Western New York. It is winter hardy here. Flowers have no smell that I can detect.

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l6blue
Coon Rapids, MN
(Zone 4b)

April 24, 2012
11:11 AM

Post #9096007

Flowering almond, one of my all time favorites
gasrocks
Portage, WI
(Zone 5a)

April 24, 2012
11:11 AM

Post #9096008

Must be the Dime Bush. And who said money doesn't grow on trees?
suse
Bretten
Germany

April 24, 2012
11:15 AM

Post #9096013

Looks like Deutzia hybrida 'Pink Pom-Pom'
WildwoodSage
Friendship, NY
(Zone 4a)

April 24, 2012
12:00 PM

Post #9096058

I believe it is Flowering Almond! Thanks for the quick replies!
I'm going to mark this as solved.

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

April 24, 2012
3:04 PM

Post #9096199

Ditto to Deutzia. Definitely not an almond.

Resin
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

April 24, 2012
5:50 PM

Post #9096416

Another vote for Deutzia.
l6blue
Coon Rapids, MN
(Zone 4b)

April 24, 2012
6:03 PM

Post #9096429

Pictures of my flowering almond for comparison.

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growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


April 24, 2012
10:00 PM

Post #9096692

I'll put my late vote in for Almond: Prunus glandulosa 'Rosea Plena' http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/65085/
Take a look at the small leaves, lenticels on one of the stems and colour of the stem.
WildwoodSage
Friendship, NY
(Zone 4a)

April 25, 2012
4:24 AM

Post #9096876

I ruled out Deutzia because the info I found listed it as summer flowering and this is one of the first things to bloom in the spring.

On what basis do you rule out Flowering Almond?
l6blue
Coon Rapids, MN
(Zone 4b)

April 25, 2012
6:45 AM

Post #9097056

The information I can find on Deutzia describes it as having fragrant flowers of up to two inches, blooming May through June. WildwoodSage describes this bush as having no discernible fragrance, and the pictures posted show that the blossoms are about the size of a dime. The photos I found of Deutzia Pink PomPon show much larger leaves than WildwoodSage's plant. I'm in zone 4b, and Friendship, NY appears to be in zone 5a, and my Flowering Almond is in full bloom right now. 5a would be on the northern edge of Deutzia's hardiness range, so it would be unlikely for it to bloom so early there.

growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


April 25, 2012
8:26 AM

Post #9097178

I agree. Something also about the shape - I grew up with a Prunus glandulosa 'Rosea Plena' and it wasn't always a full very small shrub completely as Deutzia typically is. The timing that l6blue mentioned sets the 2 apart. Leaves are different width.

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

April 25, 2012
10:07 AM

Post #9097313

growin wrote:I'll put my late vote in for Almond: Prunus glandulosa 'Rosea Plena' http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/65085/
Take a look at the small leaves, lenticels on one of the stems and colour of the stem.


I'm not familiar with Prunus glandulosa, but Almond is Prunus dulcis, and this plant isn't that!

Resin

growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


April 25, 2012
10:21 AM

Post #9097328

It's actually "Flowering Almond"

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