Wednesday, May 12, 2021

The Carnation Tree

My post today is simple - the flowers of a tree I call The Carnation Tree.

Actually, it is an ornamental cherry tree, perhaps a Kanzan (or Kwanzan) Cherry.  This is a double flower and, to me, they look just like carnation flowers.

Too bad they don't have a scent.  The trees that bear these beauties are short lived (maybe 15-20 years) and those blooms are messy when they fall off the tree.  I don't own one, so I get all of the pleasure with none of the pain.

The trees themselves originated in Japan, China and Korea, from what I've read, and were first introduced into the United States in 1903.  The first record of the tree seems to be from around 1681.

This may have been a natural occurring hybrid, as cherry trees will create hybrids in the wilds.

I'm a little sad when they fade away, because it means much of the spring flower show is over where I live.  But, on the other hand, they are so beautiful while they last.

Joining Sandee at Comedy Plus for her #WordlessWednesday.



  1. Spring blooms are so pretty, we wish they would last all summer!

  2. ...they don on quite a show.

  3. Ohmyword, that IS beautiful! I wonder if they would survive up here?

  4. Those are amazingly beautiful, being ruffly and double. Too bad they don't smell nice. Also, too bad they are messy! I wouldn't want one, messy and pretty for too short a time, and no fruit to make up for it!

  5. I did not know the tree. It's amazing!
    I'm glad I discover this beauty!
    Happy WW!

  6. So pretty, and they look like carnations to me too!

  7. They do look very pretty and do look like carnations.

  8. I love flowers and flowering trees and they always make me smile!!!

  9. We had one as well when we moved here. It's gone the way of all wood, but it was pretty while it lasted.

  10. I think it pretty, I will google to see more about it. I like tree sort of by North side of my home, summer sun just bare down.
    Coffee is on and stay safe


Thank you for visiting! Your comments mean a lot to me, and I appreciate each one. These comments are moderated, so they may not post for several hours. If you are spam, you will find your comments in my compost heap, where they will finally serve a good purpose.