A Cherry Tree in Miami ?
No, not really. The tree in the photo is actually a Pink Shower Tree called Cassia bakeriana. This is one of the 5 trees of this species growing at Pinecrest Gardens. This particular specimen is easily seen on the east side of the sports field at the Pinecrest Community Center on the west end of the Pinecrest gardens complex.
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Pinecrest Community Center,
One of the hardest things for people to believe is that we planted this tree from a 21 inch pot just 4 years ago. When it was planted, it was about 10 feet tall,, and rather spindly. With the regular watering from the nearby sports field, the tree and its neighbor-twin grew very quickly to its current height of about 25 feet, and it's still growing.
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