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Old 07-17-2008, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Placitas, New Mexico
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There is a tree blooming right now throughout ABQ--vivid shades of red through fuchsia. Beautiful, fairly smallish, and very floriferous. Not desert willows. Can anyone tell me what they are?
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Old 07-17-2008, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Burque!
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Crab Apple?
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Old 07-17-2008, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Placitas, New Mexico
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No, not crab apples, they bloom earlier in spring and are completely different. Are they crape myrtles?
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Old 07-17-2008, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Burque!
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Bird of Paradise?
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Old 07-17-2008, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Seems way too late for redbuds.
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Old 07-17-2008, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Placitas, New Mexico
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No, not redbuds, much too late, thanks Towanda. Two of my neighbors who have them in flower can't identify them. The flowers are in thick clusters, pointing upwards...
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Old 07-17-2008, 02:18 PM
 
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Crape myrtles?
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Old 07-17-2008, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Placitas, New Mexico
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I think that's what they are domino. Beautiful trees. Looks to be fairly common out here. Thanks for the picture and id.
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Old 07-17-2008, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Burque!
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Caesalpinia gillesii
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Old 07-17-2008, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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They (Crape Myrtle) are great bush/trees to have. I have a row of eight along my back wall. I keep my under 4-5 ft though, but my Dad has one that stands about 10'.
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