As I was coming out of the Post Office today, I noticed this shock of bright pink across the street at the bank that’s for sale. I had to go see what kind of plant it was. The trouble is that even after looking at it, I’m still not positive. I thought it may be some kind of honeysuckle, but it seems early for honeysuckle to be blooming and the branches are more bush or tree like than a vine. The leaves and branches remind me of crepe myrtle, but the blooms certainly aren’t crepe myrtle like. Maybe a cousin? I think I’ll send a copy of it to my friend Beth and see if she can identify it for me. She’s a master gardener and she used to live in Texas. If I find out, I’ll let you all know.
Thanks to Charlane, here is the answer to what this blooming thing is: ‘Purple Majesty’ Chinese Fringe Tree. There is a link to it in the comments.