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A long and fun month and one-half. The adventure started with a trip to Canada’s North West Territories. We were so fart north the Northern Lights were South of us. What a display, but it wasn’t dark enough to see till after 1:30 AM. We were crazy enough to stay up for two nights to go outside in -25C to watch them. And yes the ice truckers were out. To get to my friends house we drove one and one-half hours on an ice road. Another world of its own. Amazing; but, we didn’t see any Growlers or maybe that was a good thing.

The next part brings me to my question. Upon returning to Japan we made a trip to Northern Japan and the cherry blossoms were in full bloom.

This is the first time that I can remember seeing blossoms with green inside. Any idea what kind of tree this tree is? One thought is a plum tree. The trunk is interesting as if it were several trees that grew together. Does anyone have an idea what it is? (Last 5 pictures)

It is a single tree on the edge of an apple orchard.
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No clue Steve. I've never seen a fruit tree with bark like that. Maybe it's because it is old but I can't say for sure. There appear to be fruit buds on the branches around the flower clumps. I have 3 cherry trees, one plum, 3 apple trees and a pear and it doesn't resemble any of those.

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How "far" North were you... lol The Mounties might take exception to that action.
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Steve; haven't heard back from my freind yet (it's Sat 8:00AM here) but did my own checking and came up with this possible:
Viburnum opulis 'Snowball tree'
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Is that it?
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Maybe an ornamental crab apple!
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No clue Steve. I've never seen a fruit tree with bark like that. Maybe it's because it is old but I can't say for sure. There appear to be fruit buds on the branches around the flower clumps. I have 3 cherry trees, one plum, 3 apple trees and a pear and it doesn't resemble any of those.
Chuck thank you for the reply. It didn't seem to be that old of a tree. I thought the shape was very interesting. I looked up olive tree blossoms on the Internet, there is a large variety; one type looked very similar. However, the leaf looks different, this tree the leaves are slightly broader. I also looked up plum blossoms; both the olive and plum varieties have blossoms that look very similar. The bark, in particular the shape of the trunk looks like the olive tree picture.

Regardless, I am confident that it is a fruit bearing tree because of the way it had been pruned. It was also in an orchard, though that alone doesn't make it a fruit bearing tree. I suppose I will have to wait for summer to see what it is.
Maybe someone else will recognize it.
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PS. Your country is very beautiful and adventurous. I would love to visit again!

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Steve; haven't heard back from my freind yet (it's Sat 8:00AM here) but did my own checking and came up with this possible:
Viburnum opulis 'Snowball tree'
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-8rrHRmPWUB...WHITE+BUSH.jpg

Is that it?
That is possible, but if I recall there was only ball of blossoms.

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Maybe an ornamental crab apple!
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That is quite possible. Are there crab apple varieties that are edible? The tree is in the middle of the Japanese apple industry where there are tens of thousands apple trees.

Your blossoms and leaves look very similar. I suppose we will have to wait to late summer.
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