Not a Red Bud . . .right????

grinder12000(4 now 5 I guess)April 5, 2012

This flowering tree has an amazing aroma. I ask our neighbor what it was and she said it was a red bud. I'm not sure sure as I live in a "red bud city - Columbus WI) and it's certainly not an eastern red bud.

Comments? Ideas?

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esh_ga

Purple-leaf plum.

    Bookmark   April 5, 2012 at 10:16AM
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grinder12000(4 now 5 I guess)

Thanks - our neighbors are ALWAYS buying plants thinking they are something else. I think they are now trying to get every tree that attracts Japanese Beetles. sigh!!

They mean well but are clueless at times! But I love them!

    Bookmark   April 5, 2012 at 10:26AM
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arktrees(6b NW Arkansas)

Probable called it a redbud due to the red leaves budding out. Many many people think like that.

Arktrees

    Bookmark   April 5, 2012 at 10:39AM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Looks to be of the 'Newport' type (there is more than one kind of that type on the market). These are hardier and more tidy-looking than the purple-leaved cherry plums. But probably not resistant to the beetles, I suppose.

    Bookmark   April 5, 2012 at 1:48PM
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calliope(6)

The aroma is amazing on them. They smell just like the silk factories I remember from my childhood.

    Bookmark   April 5, 2012 at 9:06PM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

So in addition to Japanese beetles, it might attract silkworms.

    Bookmark   April 6, 2012 at 12:27AM
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mainegrower(Z5b ME)

Having the Japanese beetle magnets in the neighbor's yard is a good thing as it helps keep them from yours. Giving Japanese beetle traps as Christmas gifts to everyone within a reasonable radius works, too.

    Bookmark   April 6, 2012 at 5:29AM
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grinder12000(4 now 5 I guess)

LOL - our neighbors are constantly buying trees that are Japanese beetle magnets. They JUST planted two Linden trees!! sigh!!

    Bookmark   April 17, 2012 at 11:11AM
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