Flowering tree that blooms at night

Hi; I am a recent lurker here; I live in Northern Ontario, Canada, married with two small children and can finally start looking after the flower beds and trees I have in my yard.
Although my back yard is quite well treed, the front yard is pretty barren. I would like to plant a flowering tree there. A cousin of mine used to live in Trenton, Ontario, near Ottawa and had a beautiful tree in his front yard. It was about the size of a 15 year old lilac tree and it had beautiful flowers on it that only bloomed at night. When I questioned him about this tree, he could not remember what it was. His wife thought it was called "Four o'clock", but wasn't sure and I can't seem to find any reference to a tree by that name.
Can anyone here help me?
Thank you Linda
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On 29 May 2004 10:39:21 -0700, snipped-for-privacy@canada.com (Maraviclin) wrote:

Can't "name that tree" .. but .. can ask.. does your community have a city forestation program? Sometimes if you have a house that borders a city street, they will plant a tree or two along the front of your house, either in the "parking" area, if you have such (part that if you have a sidewalk in front of your house, and then a grassy area between the sidewalk and the city street) or even in your yard a certain distance from the road. Here we have a list of trees from which to chose. They plant them, you are responsible for their care.
If your community has a "city forestry" or "street trees" "parks" section in the phone book... call them, talk to them, they can give you pointers, possibly help identify the mystery tree!
Someone else here will most likely answer or ask more questions about the tree, or know what it is, or point you to pictures about them perhaps.
Good luck!
Janice
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Could it be a kapoc?
On 29 May 2004 10:39:21 -0700, snipped-for-privacy@canada.com (Maraviclin) opined:

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(Maraviclin) opined:

Hi, I don't know either but kapok in Canada is doubtful. hth -_- how
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