What is this tree?

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Date Photo Taken: 3-28-2012
Location: Villa Rica, GA
Posted By: carosel85


It grows wild and seems to be fast growing. It has these purple trumpet type flowers on it, but they only last for a short time.


  1. Barbara Dawson Unregistered says:

    Looks like a Paloma tree: fast growing (15′ in a year!), seed probably dropped by bird.

    April 22nd, 2012 at 1:12 pm
  2. Bobby Unregistered says:

    Looks like one of Walter’s favorites! http://www.walterreeves.com/name-that-plant/flowering-fragrant-lavender-blooming-tree-3/

    April 22nd, 2012 at 7:21 pm
  3. JBWATTAM Leaf Lover says:

    I saw earlier that this was named “empress.”

    I have this in my yard, it’s a huge tree. Very masculine. I laughed when I saw it for the first time in Spring with the purple sticky flowers. From a distance, these large trees appear to be covered in wisteria.

    I will watch for your feedback to find out for sure what this is.

    April 23rd, 2012 at 6:48 pm

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