Asked on Mar 24, 2012

Anyone know what these plants are? Found them in our wooded area. The shrub flowers look like azalea I think.

Wda12256376Kat12471111Chris Betts


This is a small shrub about 3-4 feet tall. The leaves are small oval shape. Is this some kind of azalea?
This is a tree in the woods. Any idea what it is. We have a couple of them.
13 answers
  • Erica Glasener
    on Mar 24, 2012

    The shrub is an azalea and the tree looks like a crabapple.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Mar 26, 2012

    I believe Erica has nailed it.

  • Sharon E
    on Mar 26, 2012

    Thanks Erica and Douglas. We moved into the house in Oct. 2010 and this is the first time we've seen these bloom. Nice surprise.

  • Teresa C
    on Mar 26, 2012

    I agree & they are both very pretty!

  • Lisa Salerno
    on Aug 21, 2014

    I thought the shrub looked more like a quince. hard to tell from the photo, and they can look similar. if it fruits, it's a quince.

  • Toni Emmert- Burnham
    on Aug 7, 2015

    If there is no fruit, the tree could also be a pink dogwood.

  • Sherry Bryant
    on Aug 29, 2015

    Yes Toni I thought the tree was a pink dogwood too!

  • Stephanie
    on Mar 16, 2016

    I think it looks like some type of cherry tree. I tried to narrow it down but ran out of time. Could be a wild cherry they seem to have white or pink blossoms. Could be wild or a tree planted on purpose at one time when land was cultivated and then swallowed up by woods.

  • Mary
    on May 6, 2016

    shrub is an azalea. Tree could be apple or cherry. If it has thorns it's a crabapple.

  • Nancy
    on May 12, 2016

    Looks like a flowering quince to me too. If it has thorns and fruit it is a quince if it does not then I would go with azalea. I live in CA and old farmhouse lands usually have this plant. It's one of the first harbingers of spring. Ladies go around to these old farmsteads , pick the fruit and make it into yummy jam.

  • Chris Betts
    on Jun 23, 2016

    This is an azalea. Where I live, a lot of people dump unwanted plants and yard debris in the woods, ending up with various plants taking hold and beautifying the great out doors or spreading disease into nature.

  • Kat12471111
    on Nov 15, 2016

    the orange bush looks like Alstroemeria's, a common cut flower in stores.

  • Wda12256376
    on Nov 20, 2016


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