can you post a better close up of the flower?
It might be a purple hyacinth bean vine/tree. But yes a closs up would be better to see
picture is not in focus enough to see details of the flowers, there are even some magnolia trees with blossoms like these
Its blurry but my immediate thought was magnolia.
It looks like a "little girl" magnolia, but it's hard to tell from the picture.
Kind of looks, from what I can tell in the picture, like what is called a Tulip Tree around here, but is actually a Japanese Magnolia (http://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/giam/plants_and_grasses/trees/japanese_mag.html). They start blooming Feb-March, then after that in April-May they get their leaves. I have one in front of my house, but can't find the pictures I took of it at it's different stages.
Looks like a northern magnolia or "tulip tree". Picture is a little blurry.
I think you're spot on. Thanks so much!
I have no idea what this is, but Japanese Magnolias have bright rose colored blooms, not purple, and Japanese Magnolias do not have these gnarled limbs like this one has. So I have to say....????? Get a better photo of the blooms.
I've never seen a magnolia that color.
a magnolia. They bloom super early in spring. Not quite time in Idaho, but soon enough.
Jeanette, I beg to differ about the color: http://www.google.com/search?q=japanese+magnolia&hl=en&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=hF8zUdPfJ4L-qwHZsoDwDg&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAQ&biw=1205&bih=853 then click 'images' link at top. As you can see most of those pictured are purplish to pink color.
I googled them and they look exactly the same. Thx Eq4bits!
The picture does really make it look more purple than pink....
It looks like a Magnolia "bush" instead of the Magnolia tree.
Are there purple magnolia flowers? Oops pink.
Perhaps we will get the purple ones in nurseries in Atlanta...interesting...will be watching for purple ones.
looks like a Jacaranda,white purple lavender tree or a Texas Laurel tree
I agree with Shirley it looks like a Jacaranda
Did you think about taking a cutting and ask a garden shop?
Yes a magnolia bush has purplish/pink flowers.