Can someone identify this tree here in central Utah? I have tried hard to figure it out but have just failed so far. The lighting wasn't the best for this picture and I'm happy to take some better pictures if it would help.

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    Your pictures are great! Commented May 18, 2018 at 3:29
  • Ryan, welcome to Gardening SE! You are doing us and the site a great favor by taking exactly the kind of pictures you took - overall, closeups of bark, leaves, blooms. And in focus. (Sigh...) Thank you! Let me point you to the tour and the help center for more details about how the site works.
    – Stephie
    Commented May 18, 2018 at 6:20

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Looks like some kind of hawthorn. Possibly Crataegus laevigata 'Paul's Scarlet' - https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/93812/Crataegus-laevigata-Paul-s-Scarlet-(d)/Details

  • After looking through more pictures of Paul's Scarlet and reading about it, this is almost certainly correct. Thanks!
    – Ryan
    Commented May 18, 2018 at 14:51
  • You're welcome. It's a popular tree here in the UK.
    – Peter4075
    Commented May 18, 2018 at 15:47

I believe this is a hawthorn; Crataegus spp. Hawthorn general

  • That appears correct. Thanks. (I selected the more specific answer saying it's probably a Hawthorn Paul's Scarlet.)
    – Ryan
    Commented May 18, 2018 at 15:55

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