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Old 07-13-2017, 02:44 PM
 
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I got this tree from QVC last year. Can you identify it? Thank you,
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Old 07-13-2017, 03:10 PM
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Location: Norwich, UK
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Looks like either a catalpa or a paulownia.
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Old 07-13-2017, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Somewhere, out there in Zone7B
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I got this tree from QVC last year. Can you identify it? Thank you,
You don't know what you ordered?

If its a paulowina, that thing will be a monster, at least they can be where I live. I had cuttings from one and got rid of it after I read more about it.

I can't imagine being sent a plant and not knowing what it is, or if its right for my zone and conditions, and desire!
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Old 07-13-2017, 06:03 PM
 
Location: British Columbia
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I agree, it looks like either a catalpa or a paulownia.

It looks like trouble in the location where it's been planted.

It's not a good idea to plant a tree if you don't know what it is and what its growing habit and size is going to be. Good luck with your tree.


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Old 07-13-2017, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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I agree, catalpa or paulownia.

OP, it really doesn't matter which one it is. Both are very fast-growing and want to be BIG. Cut it down now before it outgrows your yard and pushes up your driveway.

They're wonderful trees - if they're in a multi-acre park or estate. On a small urban lot - they're a complete nuisance.
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Old 07-13-2017, 10:57 PM
 
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I think paulownia.
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Old 07-13-2017, 11:51 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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I vote catalpa. That whole area by the garage looks overcrowded already, even without that tree. This is a tree that needs lots of space. And you think that's big, OP? Haha, wow! You'd better move it now, while it's still moveable.
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Old 07-17-2017, 05:12 AM
 
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OP....Cut all those bushes out, it makes your garage entrance look bad.

And, I know nothing about that tree. But, if others are correct, it is already getting roots big enough to push up your floor. We bought a home where a tree is already mature near our garage entrance door....the floor is compromised.

Cut all those random bushes and that tree from that garage area. If you really want something there shop for an appropriate sized plant or a tree that will be very small when fully grown. Although, imo a tree where you park is simply going to make your car dirty, bird poop etc.

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Old 07-17-2017, 05:37 AM
 
Location: NC
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Hard to believe that a mail-order tree grew that much in one year.
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Old 07-17-2017, 10:47 AM
 
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Hard to believe that a mail-order tree grew that much in one year.
yeah, esp. considering it was probably a 3-footer or less when it was received.
my guess is a paulownia.
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