What is purple, orchid looking, flowering tree?

Gardener972(7b-8a DFW)June 4, 2012

It's a pale shade of purple and has a deep throat like a trumpet flower. It's not Desert Willow because the leaves are quite large, tropical looking leaves. I've seen one or two blooming in the springtime here in Dallas.

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I don't have the slightest, but it sounds interesting, and would love to hear when you find out... I thought of Anacacho orchid tree, but the leaves are small.

How tall is the tree?

    Bookmark   June 4, 2012 at 9:37PM
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Maybe a Paulownia tomentosa or a Jacaranda tree.

    Bookmark   June 4, 2012 at 9:46PM
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Gardener972(7b-8a DFW)

Paulownia tomentosa (Empress Tree) -- that's it! Thanks! Doesn't look like it's the tree to plant here in Texas based on reviews by Dave's Garden people.

    Bookmark   June 5, 2012 at 1:22AM
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