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n1782
Jul 13, 2016 1:32 PM CST
there are trees in my backyard that bloom these pink and white flowers every summer and they smell like perfume. i have been wondering what this was for years and have never been able to find an answer! help would be much appreciated
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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Jul 13, 2016 1:37 PM CST
I think this may be it, although I'm surprised it's a hardy plant as far north as New Jersey.

btw, for future reference, I just typed "pink powder puff" into the Plant Database and this popped up. Sometimes you get lucky! Big Grin

Surinam Powderpuff (Calliandra surinamensis)
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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Jul 13, 2016 1:48 PM CST

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It looks more like a Silk Mimosa to me.

Mimosa Tree (Albizia julibrissin)
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gingin
Jul 13, 2016 2:55 PM CST
I agree with Silk Mimosa
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Altheabyanothername
Jul 13, 2016 2:57 PM CST
I agree with Zuzu, Mimosa. My neighbors have lots and I am always pulling them out! May you have a joyful day!
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Jul 13, 2016 2:58 PM CST
I think you're probably right, Zuzu. The other one I found would not be hardy enough to grow in NJ.
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