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    Trees with Purple Buds

    Hi everyone,

    I am sure someone on here can help me with this:

    We just came through TN yesterday. I just love the trees with the purple buds but have no clue on what they are called. They are all along the highway. If I am not mistaken, they even grow in the Carolina's. I think they are beautiful and would love to get a few for my yard.

    Can someone tell me what they are called?

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    RE: Trees with Purple Buds

    I just drove through Tennessee today, lol, and it is indeed, gorgeous! I think the prettiest trees are: flowering dogwood, redbud, crabapple, and ornamental cherry. Do a bit of research before choosing one, so you get the size and shape you want, as well as one that grows well in your climate & soil type.
    I love the advice: "Bloom where you're planted!", but the durn plants can't read, so they don't always behave like you expect...

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    RE: Trees with Purple Buds

    You should see the pear trees in bloom around Louisville right now. There's a Walmart/Kroger on 31W about 1/2 mile north of 841 with truck friendly parking out near the banks lining the road. Beautiful trees to look at and across the street is Mark's bbq. The 1/2 chicken dinner with the red sauce on it is delicious.

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    RE: Trees with Purple Buds

    I could be wrong but a form of Bradford Pear??
    At least the white ones are here is a few pics of the suspect tree.....
    http://jeptransport.zenfolio.com/p970170513/
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    RE: Trees with Purple Buds

    Could be alot of different trees but my peach trees are blooming purple quite beautifully right now too.

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    RE: Trees with Purple Buds

    When I was growing up, my family had a Red Bud tree. In the spring, they have small purple/violet buds. Not sure why they dont call it a Purple Bud tree. :D
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    RE: Trees with Purple Buds

    I think he is correct they are Red Bud trees. We had some in the yard when I was a kid. Problem is they don't last very long as a tree.
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    RE: Trees with Purple Buds

    Cynthias sez I'm an idiot....Go figure
    She said the purple are dogwoodsx(
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    RE: Trees with Purple Buds

    That's funny! I'm driving thru TN today and it smelled like air freshener! Nice to know it's natural :)

    A lot better than Atlanta!!! 15 miles from that hole and all I smell is sewage! x(

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    RE: Trees with Purple Buds

    Thanks for your help!!

    After going on the internet and checking out the RedBud tree, I think that is the one I am talking about. So when I go to the Nursery to get my Lilac bush, I will have to see if they carry the RedBud too. If not, I will have to get it off the internet.

    I have Dogwood trees on the upper part of my property and a Walnut tree in my front yard but I need more color!! I like color.:-) :-)


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    RE: Trees with Purple Buds

    Hi

    Sounds like red bud.If it is you can't transplant them in the spring.You'll have to wait till late summer or early fall.

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    RE: Trees with Purple Buds

    Those are Red Buds. The white ones are Dogwoods. Knoxville is going to have it's Dogwood festible next week.

    Those trees are what made my wife and I move down here.

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    RE: Trees with Purple Buds

    Thanks Bryan for the info on the transplanting. I guess I will have to wait until Labor Day.

    Our Dogwood festival isn't until the 1st week of May - which I am usually not home for. :-(
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    RE: Trees with Purple Buds

    My first house in North Carolina had one of those in the front yard I promised myself I would and have not it was even pretty all thru the fall and very HARDY.

    But my favoite in the SPRING IS A DOG WOOD.

    In North Carolina, we have suffered a HEART BREAKING SET BACK.....

    Easter Morning, 20F at 8 AM everything not super strong lost.... As for the damage in California, they got off lucky compared to North and South Carolina.

    If you like Peaches, your gona pay for FORIEGN ONES... THERE WILL BE NO PEACH CROP OUT OF NORTH OR SOUTH CAROLINA, NOR WILL THERE BE ANY WALNUTS THIS YEAR. WE LOST IT ALL last week. ALL IS LOST, if it grows on a Tree in either of these states there will BE NONE.

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    RE: Trees with Purple Buds

    Could also be Lilac, We have a couple of Lilac bushes in our yard, look great when they bloom but only last a couple of weeks. smell great too. But in michigan they haven't started blooming yet.

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