Plant ID forum: Purple blooming tree

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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Jun 4, 2012 12:04 PM CST
I recently visited my son in Northwest Texas where this tree was blooming everywhere. Can anyone tell me what it is?
Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Jun 4, 2012 12:37 PM CST

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Looks like it could be Chilopsis linearis, Desert Willow
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Name: Monica
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krancmm
Jun 4, 2012 12:41 PM CST
First guess Chilopsis linearus, Desert Willow: http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/ornamentals/natives/chilo.... Second guess, or the supposed intergeneric hybid X Chitalpa tashkentensis

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Horntoad
Jun 4, 2012 12:42 PM CST
I agree
Looks like Chilopsis linearis to me.
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Name: Monica
Texas Gulf Coast (Zone 9b)
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krancmm
Jun 4, 2012 12:43 PM CST
Sue, you just got in ahead of me by 4 minutes. I'll have to type faster. Smiling
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Jun 4, 2012 12:43 PM CST
Thank you!
Name: Monica
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krancmm
Jun 4, 2012 12:46 PM CST
Thumbs up I tip my hat to you.
Monica
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Jun 4, 2012 12:51 PM CST

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I tip my hat to you. Green Grin! Monica, you were busy adding a link, which I forgot to add.
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Name: Monica
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krancmm
Jun 4, 2012 12:53 PM CST
Ooh, Sue, thank you for the excuse. I need to remember that one. Big Grin
Monica
Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Jun 4, 2012 12:55 PM CST

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Thumbs up Hilarious!
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jun 4, 2012 1:15 PM CST

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I'm going to go so far as to guess that the cultivar you've got there is 'Bubba'. The blooms are darker than the species.

Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jun 4, 2012 2:46 PM CST
wow, thanks!!

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