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Old April 23, 2019   #1
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Default What is this tree?

This fragrant tree is in a neighbors yard, and the sweet aroma fills the whole street! It is so pretty- can someone tell me what it is?
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Old April 23, 2019   #2
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It could be many things, but a Black Locust tree or other Locust has wonderful scented flowers that look a whole lot like your pictures. https://www.google.com/search?q=blac...h=576&dpr=1.25
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Old April 24, 2019   #3
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Looks like a Crepe Myrtle to me....
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White Lilac tree ??
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Is perhaps a lilac grafted onto a rootstock for tree growth and not woody shrub growth. it isn't a terribly easy photo to see the detail on. I think maybe a Korean/Japanese variety? or I could be totally wrong.
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Old April 24, 2019   #6
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How about a closeup detailed picture of a leaf?
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Old April 24, 2019   #7
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I know it is not a lilac--I grew up surrounded with lilacs! The flowers are about the size and shape of a man's thumb. I'll get a closer photo.
Also not crepe mrytle- I lived in Louisiana and love them.

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Could it be a Linden tree? There are many varieties, though your blossoms may be too dense for some Lindens.
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I wonder if this is a Summersweet Clethra tree?

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Old April 24, 2019   #10
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Here's a closeup-
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Looks like a type of bird cherry AKA mayday tree to me.
Introduced to the US from Asia and Europe.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prunus_subg._Padus
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I think you nailed it Worth! Well done

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Thanks, Worth-- I'm pretty sure that's it.
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It certainly looks like our native Prunus padus! (very pretty flowers and the berries can be used to prepare great tasting brandy/wine..)
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