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Hello! I need your help. Have you watched the movie "What Dreams May Come"? I watched it yesterday and in many scenes there were these beautiful, purple flowering trees. Could you identify them for me? Have you ever heard about them? Can anyone tell me the name of these purple trees? Do they need anything special to grow? I'd love, love, love to have them in my garden:D !
 
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The only tree I know of that is purple burgandy color is the purple plum tree .I do have what is called a purple smoke tree also .It gets small pink flowers that burst open and look like smoke and the second pic is the purple plum
 

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The only tree I know of that is purple burgandy color is the purple plum tree .I do have what is called a purple smoke tree also .It gets small pink flowers that burst open and look like smoke and the second pic is the purple plum
 
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boy this is not working right today .
 
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Thank you for your response but I'm afraid it's not the tree I'm looking for. I've found my tree already - a few minutes ago - it's called jacaranda. It's so beautiful!!!:D But I'm afraid it won't grow in my climate:(
 
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You could always try one of the ones I posted purple smoke trees grow all over and have really dark leaves and the bonus is the pink flower .I have 6 of them and they are all around this size right now .I stated them 2 years ago from bare root .You can keep them as shrubs also if you trim them .I am choosing to keep mine as shrubs and not tree form
 
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I love Jacaranda trees, they are so beautiful! My dad lives in Lisbon and they are everywhere - here's a photo he took:

 
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You could always try one of the ones I posted purple smoke trees grow all over and have really dark leaves and the bonus is the pink flower .I have 6 of them and they are all around this size right now .I stated them 2 years ago from bare root .You can keep them as shrubs also if you trim them .I am choosing to keep mine as shrubs and not tree form
You are right, this is a good idea. Do these trees need anything special to grow? I live in middle Europe and winter can be pretty harsh here.
Becky - thank you for sharing this photo, it's beyond beautiful! Like a dream.
 
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Is that Jacaranda tree just blossoming or is it always like that? I have a red bud tree that looks like a miniature version of the Jacaranda tree. The blossoms last for several weeks (mine are blooming right now). I'm in zone 6 and it does well.
 
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Wisperias and jacarandas. Those two are the only purple trees I know of. The ones from the movie I believe are surely wisterias! That was a lovely movie, btw. Watched it and thought it was magical! It's a 90's movie, right?
 
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Yes, I think it's a 90's movie:)
I'm not sure if the purple trees showed in it are wisterias though. As far as I remember, they were enormous. I know that wisteria can grow quite big, but not as big as jacarandas. After all, it's a vine.
 
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I love Jacaranda trees, they are so beautiful! My dad lives in Lisbon and they are everywhere - here's a photo he took:

The word "purple" caught my eye. It's my favorite color and I am glad I found this magical purple tree!! This looks like a purple cherry blossom tree! I will definitely add this tree to a list of must-sees in my bucket list! Are there other places where this tree grows?
 
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Just blossoming Meowmie and although Jacaranda Trees normally blossom at a similar time to some of the Red Buds - late spring early summer - they can when grown in hot climates - blossom at almost any time of the year.

I would agree though - that as Jacaranda trees will only grow in a frost free climate - that a Redbud or Cercis Canadensis would be a good alternative - especially as not only do they look very similar to Jacaranda trees - but as there are so many different varieties of Redbud - there is bound to be one that will suit most peoples climate and two of my favorites are

The multi -trunked " Covey - Lavender Twist " which once the blossoms have faded has deep green heart shaped foliage

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or Forest Pansy which not only has lavender purple blossoms

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but heart shaped purple foliage too

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Just blossoming Meowmie and although Jacaranda Trees normally blossom at a similar time to some of the Red Buds - late spring early summer - they can when grown in hot climates - blossom at almost any time of the year.

I would agree though - that as Jacaranda trees will only grow in a frost free climate - that a Redbud or Cercis Canadensis would be a good alternative - especially as not only do they look very similar to Jacaranda trees - but as there are so many different varieties of Redbud - there is bound to be one that will suit most peoples climate and two of my favorites are

The multi -trunked " Covey - Lavender Twist " which once the blossoms have faded has deep green heart shaped foliage

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or Forest Pansy which not only has lavender purple blossoms

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but heart shaped purple foliage too

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You had me at "hot climates". Does that mean there's hope that I can grow them here in the Philippines?
 
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You had me at "hot climates". Does that mean there's hope that I can grow them here in the Philippines?
There is hope - especially as I feel more than sure that your climate in the Philippines is a frost free tropical to sub-Tropical one - which if I'm correct and this is the type of climate that you have - can see no reason why you shouldn't be able to grow a Jacaranda tree where you live - especially as this is the type of of climate that Jacaranda trees prefer the most :)
 
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These purple trees look very unique, Gata Montes. I'm not sure if I like "Covey - Lavender Twist", because in my opinion its trunk looks a little weird and scary. I love Forest Pansy tough, it's truly beautiful:) I'd love to have it in my garden.
 
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There is hope - especially as I feel more than sure that your climate in the Philippines is a frost free tropical to sub-Tropical one - which if I'm correct and this is the type of climate that you have - can see no reason why you shouldn't be able to grow a Jacaranda tree where you live - especially as this is the type of of climate that Jacaranda trees prefer the most :)
The problem now is finding one and shipping it here. I hope our chairman will allow the Biology Department to have a Botanical Garden. I'm pretty sure everybody will love that magical purple tree.

We have a tropical climate, but our rainy season can be unbearable. We are also prone to many typhoons. I am not sure if the magical purple tree will like that. :(
 
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Although I know for sure that Jacaranda trees do grow well in the Philippines and especially around Manila - am thinking that - even though they are suited to growing in both tropical and sub-tropical climates that they probably do best when grown in a sub-tropical climate - which as I feel more than sure that you have more than one type of tropical climate in the Philippines - means that whether or not it would be possible for you to grow a Jacaranda tree - would I think - very much depend on where you are situated.

As to where to buy one - am sure that as they are already grown in the Philippines - it may well be worth searching around the garden stores to see if there are any available and if not asking them if they could get hold of one for you - failing that you may just have to see if you could persuade your Chairman to allow you to have a Botanical Garden - which incidentally - I think sounds like a wonderful idea :)
 
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