April 7, 2008

Photo du Jour - Pink Mimosa?

I think this is a Mimosa tree.
Can anyone tell me if I'm right?

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Ilva said...

Can't really tell, it doesn't really look like mimosa but then we only have yellow mimosa here but who knows. Do you have any photos of the leaves of the tree?

Loulou said...

I do have a photo of the whole tree, but from a distance. I'll have to go look at the tree again to see if they look like mimosa tree leaves.
I've only seen yellow mimosa too.

I wonder what it is then? It has a delicious scent and is so pretty and delicate looking!

spacedlaw said...

Not a lilac?

winedeb said...

I am on the same wave as Spacedlaw, I would say lilac. Whatever it is, very lovely!

Loulou said...

spacedlaw and deb,
No, I'm afraid to say it's not lilac.

I grew up in a place that calls itself the "The Lilac City" so I can definitely recognize lilacs!
Also, there are lilacs growing here and this tree looks very different.

Thanks for guessing though!

Marta said...

Those blossoms look like something in the Rose family. Trees in the Rose family are apples, prunes, service berry and Hawthorne. My guess is it is a Hawthorne tree. Does it have any thorns on the branches. Hawthorne typically have large thorns. The scent isn't always good.

Mimosa (Acacia) would be more silky, a bit more like a pom-pom and would also have thorns.

Try googling hawthorne blossom and check the images.

Loulou said...

Thank you for the information. I'm still not sure if that is what it is. I looked for hawthorne photos and saw nothing that looks like this tree.
I'll post a photo of the entire tree and maybe someone can identify it.

Anonymous said...

I have a lovely pink mimosa in my yard. It does have silk, frail "pom-pom" type flowes. It does not, however, have thorns.

My guess to your tree is similar to that of Marta - something berry? It slightly resembles the flowering cherry or pear trees of my area (West Virginia).

Loulou said...

Thanks for the info!
It didn't have thorns and the leaves looked like Mimosa leaves.
I'll have to ask one of my neighbors.

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure what type of tree this is but it isn't a mimosa tree. I hope you can find out what it is because it is lovely!

Loulou in France said...

thanks anon!