I’ve been looking all over the place to figure out what this is. Clearly I’m missing something in my search terms. MOM!!! Help?
This shrub (?) was about 7 or 8′ tall when we moved in. It was trimmed down a fair amount (much to my dismay), but it’s sure trying to show off anyway.
I see them all over the place in Calgary. Sooo pretty. Now I know how tall they can get too. This would be awesome for a tall hedge if you were looking for live fence options.
Thank you to Sheryl from the Calgary Horticultural Society for letting me know!
“This photo is of a Prunus species, most likely a nanking cherry (Prunus tomentosa). They have either white or pink five-petalled flowers, and they can reach a height of about 13 feet.”
Sheryl also has her own blog site, floweryprose.com, which I can tell just by a quick look that I’ll be spending a lot of time reading what she’s got to say!