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Lets meet our most common tree blossoms

Hello! In this tree blossom identification guide, we will introduce you to some of our most common blossoms and tree flowers and learn how to identify them. Are you ready? Let’s get started …

apple blossom

Apple

identifying flowering ash trees

Ash

blackthorn, spring flowers

Blackthorn

Buddhleia

identifying flowering trees broom

Broom

cherry blossom

Cherry

dog rose flowers

Dog Rose

Dogwood

Elder

identifying field maple tree flowers

Field Maple

identifying flowering trees gorse

Gorse

guelder rose flowers

Guelder Rose

spring flowers - identifying flowering trees, hawthorn, flowers field guides

Hawthorn

identifying honeysuckle flowers

Honeysuckle

identifying horse chestnut tree flowers

Horse Chestnut

identifying flowering trees, linden flowers

Linden

pear blossom

Pear

spring nature walk - plum blossom

Plum

Rhodadendron

identifying flowering rowan trees

Rowan

service tree flowers

Service Tree

spindle tree flowers

Spindle

identifying flowering sycamore trees

Sycamore

Wayfaring Tree

whitebeam tree flowers

Whitebeam

Using our tree blossom identification guide

Tree flowers are a useful way of identifying trees in the spring and summer months – sometimes, even before there are leaves on the trees. So, it is nice to be able to identify them. When trying to identify blossom or other tree flowers, the main features to look for, are:

  • Colour
  • Size
  • Single or clustered
  • Petal shape
  • Stamen length, number and colour

Remember to use all available clues to help you in identifying your blossom. If you find yourself struggling, think about other distinctive features – like bark, buds or leaves. Sometimes, you might even spot last year’s leaves or berries either on the tree or on the ground below it. Think about the time of year too. Blackthorn is one of our earliest spring blossoms, followed by cherry, sycamore, ash and hawthorn.

Useful tree blossom identification resources

How well do you know your flowers?

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