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Catalpa blossom


Catalpa blossom (Catalpa bignonioides (Indian bean tree))

Our Catalpa tree has got it's very first blossom



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It's exciting when something blooms for the first time.

24 Jun, 2008

 

I've seen many catalpa trees here but never one in bloom - beautiful!

24 Jun, 2008

 

Aren't the flowers pretty, Chris? I love stopping under the one down the street and just enjoying! (It overhangs the sidewalk so I don't have to intrude.)

24 Jun, 2008

 

There! You learn something new every day - I didn't know they flowered like that!

24 Jun, 2008

 

Wow Spritz fancy I've got something you hadn't seen!!!!! Interesting you don't see them in bloom Gillian. In Budapest they are allover the place blooming their big heads off.

25 Jun, 2008

 

Do you have a tulip tree, Chris? I haven't seen these blossoms either..would love to have a catalpa but it is not hardy enough for my region...checked them out a couple of years ago. Tulip trees are beautiful and marginal here... I've seen one that is 60 ft. tall...must be ancient...and it blooms very close to the banks of the St.Lawrence Seaway...

1 Jul, 2008

 

No I don't have a tulip tree Lori. I will have to investigate the local nurseries and see whether they sell them here. When do they bloom?

2 Jul, 2008

 

about the same time as tulips! lol.... I think they are a type of catalpa..could be wrong ...really should research before I jump in with my two cents...will give it a google and see what I can come up with...with just a cursory look it is a liriodrendron...poplar...grows very tall...native to the upper southern United States... Tennessee, etc. it is in the magnolia family...I think flcrazy has a pic of a blooming "poplar" ...now that I come to think of it... should give it a look... very pretty tree just like your catalpa.

2 Jul, 2008

 

Lori my book says Tulip trees don't flower until they are 20 years old. I don't think we will be in this house that long.

2 Jul, 2008

 

i will try growing this plan if i can find it ill let you know how i get on
martha oneill

7 Jul, 2008



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