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Plum blossom out already

By 24 June 2011 11

plum blossom

As seen on Wednesday in Braddon. June seems a little early for the promise of spring.

But I’ll take it.

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11 Responses to
Plum blossom out already
Ernie 3:28 pm
24 Jun 11
#1

They always blossom in Winter. That is the nature of these trees.

Jivrashia 3:43 pm
24 Jun 11
#2

Ernie said :

They always blossom in Winter. That is the nature of these trees.

+1

They’re one of those ‘weird’ trees.

Spideydog 4:09 pm
24 Jun 11
#3

Must be something in the water in Braddon ……..

Mr Gillespie 5:41 pm
24 Jun 11
#4

They’re probably under a little UHI

Watson 9:17 pm
24 Jun 11
#5

Jivrashia said :

Ernie said :

They always blossom in Winter. That is the nature of these trees.

+1

They’re one of those ‘weird’ trees.

+2

Right on cue actually. They always blossom right after the winter solstice. They’re Japanese cherry blossoms. It’s great, that touch of spring in the middle of winter, isn’t it?

grump 1:22 pm
25 Jun 11
#6

what’s with some wattles out already then?

breda 4:50 pm
25 Jun 11
#7

Are they real plum trees, or just the ornamental ones with little or no fruit?

I ask because the red leaved plum trees in my street in Narrabundah, many of which are seemingly the same age as the ones pictured, always flower in September. They then go on to produce masses of delicious fruit.

Re the wattles – some species always flower in June – you see quite a few around the Parliamentary Triangle.

Watson 7:02 pm
25 Jun 11
#8

grump said :

what’s with some wattles out already then?

I’m assuming the wattles native to our region mostly bloom in late winter and spring. But if they’re introduced species, they could flower in any season, depending on the variety.

breda 12:08 am
03 Jul 11
#9

Further to my question about the trees, the Crimes reported that they are cherry trees, not plums. I assume that they are ornamental, rather than fruiting, as no reports of the populace leaping about with cherry earrings has been reported in recent memory.

Pity. I would have thought that real cherry trees would do quite well in this climate, as plums do.

EvanJames 10:23 am
03 Jul 11
#10

The ornamental cherries and prunus near Brodburger seem to burst into blossom before any others do. I haven’t been that way recently,… has anyone been on Bowen Drive or Kings Ave and noticed them?

Watson 10:34 am
03 Jul 11
#11

breda said :

Further to my question about the trees, the Crimes reported that they are cherry trees, not plums. I assume that they are ornamental, rather than fruiting, as no reports of the populace leaping about with cherry earrings has been reported in recent memory.

Pity. I would have thought that real cherry trees would do quite well in this climate, as plums do.

They’re Japanese cherry blossoms. That indeed only produce blossoms, no fruit. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherry_blossom

We have a little row on the edge of our local oval and they smell divine! The primary school kids have made a cubby house under one of them and I couldn’t think of a better place to spend recess. :)

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