Our annual end-of-summer contest is here, come on down to the Dave's Garden County Fair!

Is this a cherry blossom or related?

Rowland Heights, CA

This tree has an awesome purple-pink hue and it stands about 15ft tall. Bee's are definitely drawn to the flowers. What is it?

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Raleigh, NC(Zone 7b)

Redbud (Cercis sp). If it's growing in a natural setting it could be your native California redbud (C. orbiculata) but it's difficult to ID redbuds by the flowers alone. C. orbiculata has more rounded foliage than the eastern redbud (C. candensis), which has cordate foliage. C. chinensis is also commonly planted as an ornamental.

San Francisco, CA

Agree with Tom, except to say our native is C. occidentalis.

Raleigh, NC(Zone 7b)

C. occidentalis is a synonym, current name is C. orbiculata, per PLANTS:

/ as usual, "official" name may vary depending on the "authority" cited.

San Francisco, CA

Recent molecular phylogeny still leave occidentalis standing.

Rowland Heights, CA

Thank you guys.

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