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Old 04-07-2008, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Google it and you will see the pictures. They are crepe myrtle
Actually crape myrtle are more of a late summer plant. I don't think they are at their fullest right now.
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Old 04-07-2008, 07:27 PM
 
Location: WA
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You can call it crape or crepe myrtle. And yes, they aren't really blooming right now.

Could it be one of those deciduous magnolias? They're common in medians around here.
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Old 04-07-2008, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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I too think it's a redbud. I've seen them all over the place here lately, especially in medians.
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Old 04-07-2008, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Yeah Crepe Myrtle's have only barely leafed out. No way it could be those. At first I thought she was talking about purple leaves and was going to say it was purple-leafed plums.
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Old 04-07-2008, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Five Points
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They are redbuds. Just confirmed with a pic from the North Carolina Gardener's Guide. A great resource for all. I know that Border's carries it.
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Old 04-07-2008, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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Default Attn: Those who are familiar with Wakefield and trees

On Wakefield Pines Dr. just before the intersection of Falls of Neuse Rd. in front of the high school there are some trees in the median that have bloomed purple and white flowers. Please help me identify them. They kind of resemble Crape Myrtles but if they are they are the only Crape Myrtles blooming right now. Anyone familiar with the area and noticed the small trees?
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Old 04-08-2008, 05:45 AM
 
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Those beauties are magnolias.
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Old 04-08-2008, 06:14 AM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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Those beauties are magnolias.

Yep I believe they are and at this time of the year they will just blow your socks off in their dazzling colors. They are really pretty!
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Old 04-08-2008, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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Wow. I never would have guessed a Magnolia tree! Those are going to get big. I wouldn't have thought they would put a tree that's going to get so large right there.
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Old 04-09-2008, 03:19 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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There are different types of magnolias. Deciduous hybrid flowering magnolias don't get very large. Southern Magnolias do...and they are evergreen. There are some deciduous magnolias that get quite big, but aren't native to this part of NC...but maybe up North.

On a side note the redbuds are slightly past peak and dropping petals everywhere. Looks real nice to see that carpet of pink/purple. Now its the dogwood's turn to dazzle us.
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