Signs of spring and warmer days to come

Photo by Sandy Driscoll

Yes, it is still chilly but Sandy Driscoll of Silver Lake spotted a spring-like scene in the form of a tree that is beginning to burst into bloom in the 1800 block of Webster Avenue.  She snapped the above photos of the tree, which she is trying to identify. “I thought this was a ‘Tulip Tree’, but a Google check shows them only on the East Coast,” Driscoll said via email. “I’m sure one of your readers will ID it!”


  1. Magnolia? I associate those with spring.

  2. Chinese Magnolia

  3. probably chinese magnolia, there’s also one in angelino heights, and it blooms this time of year with lots of blooms and very few leaves.

  4. I have heard that they are called Saucer Magnolias. There is one at 1354 Carroll which is ready to burst into bloom. It is about 50 years old and was transplanted from 1320 Carroll a few year s ago. Thanks for the great photo.

  5. Saucer Magnolias originated in China – they are also called Chinese Magnolias and Japanese Magnolias:


    so you’re all correct

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