Asked on Jul 10, 2013

Can You Identify This Pink Plant?

Maggie LaisDebbie MooreGreenisgood


Can anyone identify this pink plant my mother found while on vacation in Northern California at the end of March this year? THanks
24 answers
  • Heidi
    on Jul 11, 2013

    Looks a little purplish........hmmmm........Jacaranda tree?

  • Jeanette Davie
    on Jul 11, 2013

    Redbud tree?

  • Peg
    on Jul 11, 2013

    It's a bit blurry and not close up but my guess, like Jeanette Davie is a red bud. I don't know the zones they grow in but we have them here in N.Y.

  • Ava Landscapes
    on Jul 12, 2013

    Looks like a redbud tree.

  • Sherry Valentine
    on Jul 12, 2013

    Definitey looks like redbud tree to me! They are gorgeous:

  • Kathy Forte'
    on Jul 12, 2013

    Looks like a redbud and early spring would be about right.

  • Looks like an eastern redbud tree to me too.

  • Tina
    on Jul 12, 2013

    It looks alike a redbud to me. If the leaves are heart shaped then it is a redbud!

  • Donna Shipley
    on Jul 12, 2013

    It is Redbud, which grows wild in the Northern California coastal range. Really beautiful when it's in bloom. I can't grow it at sea level.

  • Darlene Mapes
    on Jul 12, 2013

    Yes I'm guessing red bud. I started two of them and they both died. I see so many of them in my travels up the east coast.

  • Kolleen
    on Jul 12, 2013

    Redbuds grow great in Sacramento. They tolerate the heat just fine and are found on the side of the freeway so you know they are on their own as far as pruning/watering. Its one of my top 5 trees because of the wonderful color.

  • Michelle Eliker
    on Jul 12, 2013

    Western Redbud which are native to California.

  • Tammy
    on Jul 12, 2013

    Thanks all I truly appreciate it and so does my mum

  • Deanna Riles-Cox
    on Jul 12, 2013

    Red buds are prolific hear in Kentucky! The herald spring coming!

  • Red Bud it is. I love these but they are not hardy here. If they were I would surely have a couple.

  • Trish Austin
    on Jul 12, 2013

    Jacaranda are more blue

  • Candace Henson
    on Jul 12, 2013

    I think it is a redbud tree also. Are the leaves heart shaped? If so, it is a redbud.

  • Rosalie M
    on Jul 13, 2013

    I'm with the others above...a rosebud. They are so beautiful.

  • Cathy McIntire
    on Jul 13, 2013

    Definitely look like Redbud and they are very prolific in Ohio!

  • Cindy Kramer
    on Jul 14, 2013

    Redbud!! They are soo pretty this is 3rd summer & has it grown this year! Enjoy I know I do

  • Gale Titus
    on Jul 19, 2013

    Redbud, they are all over here in North Texas.

  • Greenisgood
    on Mar 10, 2014

    Nice pic!. Did you ever see the pink flowers of the Pet TickleMe Plant. The TickleMe Plant will closes its leaves when Tickled!

  • Debbie Moore
    on Mar 10, 2014

    The plant in the picture could be an unattended butterfly bush depending on what state your living in or it could be a crape myertal.

  • Maggie Lais
    on Mar 11, 2014

    The redbuds are gorgeous! One spring several years ago, we were almost to El portal CA, the Gateway to Yosemite National Park. We were traveling the very narrow road, following the Merced River, and suddenly every small tree, and every scrubby bush was choked with those beautiful buds... and the hillside behind was covered like a carpet in the golden California Poppy! I couldn't believe my eyes! So beautiful! There is a cultivated variety of Redbud - actually probably several, but the one I am familiar with is called Forest Pansy! it is quite spectacular, and with the added bonus of beautifully colored heart-shaped leaves when the weather turns cold in the fall...

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