The other day on my personal FB page I posted a photo of this beautiful magnolia that is in my neighbor’s yard. Everyone agreed it was a beautiful tree. Not everyone agreed it was a magnolia. I live in the south and magnolias are a popular breed but they are not typically pink in the spring.
…and the debate began. Magnolia, Crabapple, Purple Plum?
We became a bit adamant in our opinions about this tree (I more so than the rest, I admit). More pictures popped up, more opinions.
Even a little joking about me being from the north – what do I know about “southern” trees”?
Looks more like a crabapple to me. Magnolias have large, dark green leaves and large white flowers. Gotta get you “Southernized” girl.
An expert was called in for an opinion – and even he was not quite sure at first. Turns out it’s a rare beauty, that tree.
The pink tree? Looks like flowering crab to me. Also Okame cherries look similar and are blooming now
A debate about a tree. A tree. Not guns, not politics…a tree.
As a friend said, what a nice change it was.
From my heart to yours, Diane
(and I still stand by the fact that it is a MAGNOLIA – a beautiful pink flowering Japanese Magnolia!) 😉