View Full Version : What kind of tree is this???

11-26-2010, 09:18 AM
Ok... I know quite a few trees but I've never seen one do this before... Blooms are purple like a Eastern Redbud, but bark etc doesn't look like a redbud. Any ideas?

Think Green
11-26-2010, 10:28 AM
That is a redbud..........................under severe stess!!

11-26-2010, 12:03 PM
cannot see the leaves, but do not know of another tree that flowers like that, Redbud

11-27-2010, 01:52 PM
You can see one of the leaves by the bottom right corner - a little bit up from that. It appears to have the leaves that are common to the redbud.

11-27-2010, 02:17 PM
did you snap that this spring? If it wasn't stressed then, it oughta be after this years drought! I call redbud w/some freaky bloom mutation!

11-27-2010, 02:34 PM
thats really crazy blooms coming out of the bark like that

Think Green
11-27-2010, 02:49 PM
The Eastern Redbud or the Cercis Canadensis does bloom from the trunk. It isn't really that uncommon.