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Old 04-09-2008, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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You can call it crape or crepe myrtle
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Lagerstroemia (properly Crape-myrtle, although often misspelled as Crepe-myrtle) ...

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Old 04-09-2008, 02:27 PM
 
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Personally, I can't wait til the regular magnolias bloom. I have some huge ones in my yard and when the bloom, there is the smell of lemons everywhere!
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Old 04-09-2008, 02:39 PM
 
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I just planted two white dogwoods in my yard (and then discovered I have them all over in the woods around my house!) and I have a good sized redbud ready to go in the ground. The variety I purchased is covered in purple blooms and the leaves are actually a deep bronze color - perfectly heart shaped!

(For those in the Lincoln or Gaston County areas, check out Eaker's Nursery. Really reasonable prices!)
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Old 04-09-2008, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Holly Springs NC
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Name: Eastern Redbud, Botanical Name: Cercis canadensis Shrub/Tree Information, Photos (http://www.thebrentonarboretum.org/Tree_Botanical_Names/plant_trees_botanical_name.asp?Name=Eastern+Redbud &Botanical=Cercis+canadensis&Page=Cercis+canadensi s - broken link)
Most likely Easter redbud. Link to a picture of this tree. Could be plum or dogwood. Branch structure should give it away. Crape myrtle (lagerstroemia indica) needs a lot of heat before it will bloom
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Old 04-13-2008, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Are you talking about Jacaranda trees? They are beautiful when in bloom. I wish they had those lilac/purple/blue-ish blooms all year round!
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Old 04-13-2008, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Default Jacaranda trees have purple blooms

Here's a Google image link to jacaranda
Google Image Result for http://www.gly.uga.edu/railsback/CTW/JacarandaTreeQueensland.jpeg
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Old 04-13-2008, 01:00 PM
 
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Are you talking about Jacaranda trees? They are beautiful when in bloom. I wish they had those lilac/purple/blue-ish blooms all year round!
The OP already said that the tree in question is the redbud. They're very common around here.

I've never seen a Jacaranda tree before. They certainly look beautiful in the photos! According to Wikipedia, they're popular in Florida, but I don't think we have many here in NC.
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