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What are those beautiful trees?

Posted by mygarden_my_peace 7b AL (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 21, 06 at 8:03

I see them growing all over the place, they have purple flowers on them and they are so pretty. What are they?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Lori


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RE: What are those beautiful trees?

I would guess that you are talking about the Magnolia soulangiana, or tulip magnolia. Would be in full bloom in your area, nearly past.

Here is a link that might be useful: tulip magnolia


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RE: What are those beautiful trees?

Or Cercis canadensis - Eastern Redbud. They were blooming all along the interstate on my drive to Atlanta this past weekend.


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RE: What are those beautiful trees?

If the flowers look like this, they are Eastern Redbud which are drought tolerant natives.


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RE: What are those beautiful trees?

YES that's them. They are so pretty. Thank you!


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RE: What are those beautiful trees?

Welcome, My_Garden_my_Peace. From your question, may I infer that (as we say in the vernacular) "Y'all ain't from 'round here, are ya?" Where is home for you?

Terry


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RE: What are those beautiful trees?

OK, if those are redbuds, then what are the dark pink trees that were blooming three weeks ago before/with the forsythia that I THOUGHT were redbuds? There was a cluster of them off I-65 around Hueytown. I would really like to get one, but I would have bought the wrong tree!


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RE: What are those beautiful trees?

Maple trees bloom very early and are similar to redbuds because the flowers are so small.


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RE: What are those beautiful trees?

species of prunus (cherries, plums, apricots, etc.) bloomed earlier so maybe one of those. there is a planting of 3 flowering apricot along a major road in auburn that have pink and red flowers on the same tree that always catches my eye when i am travelling that road. they were beautiful a couple of weeks ago.








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RE: What are those beautiful trees?

Maybe a flowering crabapple tree? Mine bloomed and were just loaded with flowers - deep pink/cranberry colored.
I have so much in bloom and coming up, I hope the winds push the freeze to Canada!! :O)
Lynn


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RE: What are those beautiful trees?

Jeff, the trees I saw looked very similar to those. Thanks for the help! Any suggestions on which varieties bloom so early? That late in the winter, even a week earlier blooming makes a big difference.

Joy


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