Spring White Blossoms

Last week I shared pink blossoms on a neighbor’s tree. The majority of readers thought it was an Eastern Redbud.  Today I’m sharing a tree around the corner and down about a block.  It’s raining white blossoms.







The flowers remind me of an azalea but I’ve never seen an azalea this large.  Any one have an idea?  It’s not a dogwood, a magnolia, and several other trees I’ve looked up. The flower is wrong.  A spring flowering tree with white blossoms that can grow in Florida. From what I have read there are hundreds of varieties of azalea and some can grow as a muli-trunk small trees.   I talked with the owner of that home and he has no idea what it is. His uncle, who lives in West Palm Beach, gave him the plant when it was a baby.  He said Palm Beach County on the east coast of Florida is full of them.







I took photos last Wednesday which was a cloudy, rainy day.  The flowers didn’t stand out against the cloudy sky so I returned on Friday. The tree is gorgeous against our usual blue skies.

















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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

38 thoughts to “Spring White Blossoms”

  1. From the looks of the flowers it looks like it may be a Chickasaw plum tree which can grow as a shrub or small tree.

    1. I was not familiar with this tree before. Just looked it up and it can grow in USDA zones 5 to 9. Looks similar to the tree in the neighborhood – thank you!

  2. If the tree is an Eastern redbud, it will have heart-shaped leaves later. The tall evergreen that was in a photo earlier this week is an Australian pine. It has that name although it is not really a pine. I enjoy your photos; they make me cheerful!

    1. I plan to go down the street in another month and look at the leaves to see if they are heart-shaped. There are several of those huge pines – beautiful but dwarf all the houses. I posted today on a tree with white spring blossoms you might like. Thanks for the visit.

  3. Carol – I am not going to be any help to you with this tree/shrub – looks like you might have already had an identification. It is a gorgeous specimen – thanks for sharing with Mosaic Monday!

  4. I posted pics of trees and flowers in bloom here in North Central FL and didn’t even try to ID them! They sure are purty though! Love your photos! Enjoy this gorgeous weather!

  5. Blooming trees give a neighborhood such a festive mood! You are right, with the blossom of the azalea the petals are closer to the heard of the flower.Many thanks Carol for sharing these with All Seasons. An early taste of spring! I love it, Jesh

  6. Boy, I could not even hazard a guess about what kind of tree it is. It looks beautiful and gives me a bad case of spring fever, though. It is cold and blustery here in PA!

  7. You are definitely enjoying spring, it seems, while we are still surrounded by snow. 🙂
    Hope you had a nice Woman’s Day, Carol.
    All the best!

  8. Carol, Love the flowers. Spring is starting here with melting snow and ice. It will be a while. Thanks for sharing. Have a great week. Sylvia D.

  9. It’s a gorgeous tree. I looked up several South Florida landscaping sites, just out of curiosity (I’ve only been to Palm Beach County once -my husband has family there) and I saw the Chickasaw plum listed as a possibility (as one of your commenters suggested). And it produces fruit! I didn’t know there were any plums that could grow in Florida so I’m glad I stopped by today. It’s too bad I saw it’s too late for the giveaway, though. Ah well. Not sure why I stopped reading you for several weeks – that will teach me!

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    1. I’ve never seen a magnolia with a flower anything like this but I’m not an expert. Thanks Dawn

  11. Wow, that is a beautiful tree. The blossom in the UK will probably be out in the next two or three weeks. With a lot of trees it only seems to last a few days, so it’s easy to miss it!

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