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

Posted by grinder12000 4 now 5 I guess (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 5, 12 at 10:14

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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RE: Not a Red Bud . . .right????

Purple-leaf plum.


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RE: Not a Red Bud . . .right????

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!


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RE: Not a Red Bud . . .right????

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

Arktrees


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  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Thu, Apr 5, 12 at 13:48

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.


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


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  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Fri, Apr 6, 12 at 0:27

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


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RE: Not a Red Bud . . .right????

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.


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RE: Not a Red Bud . . .right????

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


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