Mystery tree on UNC campus

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pdbrandt
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Mystery tree on UNC campus

Post by pdbrandt » Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:16 am

Dear NTS,

Can you help me identify this interesting tree that is currently flowering on UNC campus? Is it Paulownia tomentosa?
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Thanks!
Patrick

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Re: Mystery tree on UNC campus

Post by bountreehunter » Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:08 am

Thats exactly what it looks like to me.
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Re: Mystery tree on UNC campus

Post by TN_Tree_Man » Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:34 pm

You've got the correct id. This exotic tree has pretty flowers but is very invasive in the Southeast.

Steve Springer
"One can always identify a dogwood tree by it's bark."

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Re: Mystery tree on UNC campus

Post by pdbrandt » Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:08 pm

Thanks, Steve and Dan. From a distance the blooms look like a wisteria vine - another aggressively invasive plant in the Southeast.
Patrick

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Re: Mystery tree on UNC campus

Post by Will Blozan » Thu Apr 12, 2012 6:01 pm

Gag-a maggot- cut it down!

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Re: Mystery tree on UNC campus

Post by bountreehunter » Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:04 pm

Will, Granted they are not perfect but Gag a Maggot???
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Re: Mystery tree on UNC campus

Post by Chris » Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:20 pm

bountreehunter, that is a lovely picture!

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Re: Mystery tree on UNC campus

Post by Jess Riddle » Wed Sep 17, 2014 6:22 pm

bountreehounter,

The tree in your photo has been needling at me ever since you posted it. I knew right away it wasn't a paulownia, buts it's taken me until know to figure out that it's a jacaranda.

Jess

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