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Old 03-27-2011, 03:14 PM
 
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Does anyone know what kind of tree is flowering right now. Its the purple budding trees you see along the highways. Not the flowering purple vine that smells so good. Im interested in the tree. Most are pretty small. Maybe 4'-8' but some are much bigger.
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Old 03-27-2011, 03:35 PM
 
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I think it's a redbud. It's my favorite sign of spring.

The purple vines are wisteria.
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Old 03-27-2011, 03:36 PM
 
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The vine kind is wisteria but I don't know what the tree is. Is it the sort of pinkish-purple kind?
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Old 03-27-2011, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Morrisville, NC
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The tree you are talking about is definitely a Redbud. I used to have one in my backyard. We bought it at Broadwells nursery.
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Old 03-27-2011, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Sounds like you're talking about the Eastern Redbud. I've got two right on the edge of the woods in my backyard. Flowers are a little sparse on mine right now, but I've seen some nicely blooming ones out along the interstates.
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Old 03-27-2011, 04:04 PM
 
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tree is redbud

vine is wisteria
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Old 03-27-2011, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Midtown Raleigh
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Redbuds are the most beautiful trees in NC... for 2 weeks. I'm not a fan of their appearance after spring.

Wisteria may smell good, but it's a weed, very invasive and hard to keep from taking over everything. Wish my next door neighbors knew that!
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Old 03-27-2011, 05:48 PM
 
Location: NC
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Wisteria may smell good, but it's a weed, very invasive and hard to keep from taking over everything. Wish my next door neighbors knew that!
LOL i have some and boy dont i know it!
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Old 03-27-2011, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Redbuds are the most beautiful trees in NC... for 2 weeks. I'm not a fan of their appearance after spring.

Wisteria may smell good, but it's a weed, very invasive and hard to keep from taking over everything. Wish my next door neighbors knew that!
cry884...you don't live behind me, do you???

I have westeria planted along my fence...I want it to cover MY FENCE! My backyard neighbor kept spraying it until I asked him not to do it anymore. It is MY FENCE!!!

Vicki
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Old 03-27-2011, 08:17 PM
 
Location: At the NC-SC Border
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I love the Red Buds.....and the Carolina Jasmine, the Wisteria, the Dogwoods and the Azaleas that are all blooming this time of year. Heck, I don't even mind the clouds of yellow. Nothing could be finer
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