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unidentified flowering tree

unidentified flowering tree
Posted by Manny (mlim325@earthlink.net) from MA (6A) on 2002-06-02 12:56:34

We moved to our current home last August and found a smallish tree in the backyard. We didn't know what it was, but pruned it a little anyway.

A couple of weeks ago, the tree started to flower, but I can't seem to figure out what kind of tree we might have. The flowers are creamy white, almost yellow-green color, four petals in a pinwheel design. The center of each flower is darker green, spherical, with little nodes that make it look (for lack of a better example) like Epcot Center. See the URL for photos.

We're new to gardening and would appreciate any leads on this, so we can give this beautiful tree the care it deserves!

Thanks!

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