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What is purple, orchid looking, flowering tree?

Posted by gardener972 7b-8a DFW (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 4, 12 at 18:38

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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RE: What is purple, orchid looking, flowering tree?

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?


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RE: What is purple, orchid looking, flowering tree?

  • Posted by ruthz 8a dfw texas (My Page) on
    Mon, Jun 4, 12 at 21:46

Maybe a Paulownia tomentosa or a Jacaranda tree.


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RE: What is purple, orchid looking, flowering tree?

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.


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