My neighbors are giving me mixed identifications of this tree. It grows all over the land we just bought. Most people seem to think it's a Syringa, but judging by the pictures in the Audubon book it looks more like a serviceberry. I know both are native to this area (Eastern Washington). We just moved here last fall, so we haven't seen any fruit yet.
Now this is blooming. The photo shows one in our yard, but they're all over the woods as well. This looks more like what my book says is a "Mock Orange" or "Lewis' Syringa" Philadelphus lewisii Is that right?
posted 5 years ago
Actually the flower clusters (racemes) look suspiciously like chokecherry (Prunus virginiana).
Location: The dry side of Spokane, USDA zone 6ish, 2300' elevation.