I-Spy a new tree. What is it?

This morning I noticed this very attractive small tree, just off The Oxbow Trail. I have no idea what it is, and so I’m hoping someone can enlighten me.

It seems to be an ornamental tree, probably left in the garden of one of the cottages.

Any suggestions?

In the spring, I took some photos of this tree flowering, thinking it was a dogwood.


After only a few hours of posting this, residents quickly identified it as DOUBLEFILE VIBURNUM.

Here’s an information link


It’s a very pretty tree, but of Japanese or Chinese origin and not native to the area. I guess it’s beauty will keep it here.

It’s certainly worth a look right now if you happen to be on The Oxbow Trail.  Look on the school side of the trail.


Author: Mike Caswell

I live in Fairport, and my home is at The Oxbow section of The Erie Canal. I fish, have a pontoon boat and like messing in boats. (see www.mud-skipper.com). I'm retired and enjoy every day living here with my wife Carol and our two dogs.

4 thoughts on “I-Spy a new tree. What is it?”

  1. A type of dogwood? There appear to be two sets of trees – one with bright pink berries, the other with white clusters of florets…


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