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Old 08-06-2017, 10:13 AM
 
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Catalpas are lovely trees, very large and the orchid-like flowers are very fragment. The beans are long like that but flatter and usually curl a bit. Hoping for you it turns out to be a catalpa tree. They are a mess of beans to clean up though once they get taller and bigger.
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Old 08-06-2017, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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Down here in the South they often get defoliated by caterpillars (aka "Catawba worms"), they survive but often have severe dieback of branches. I don't think this is a problem with Northern Catalpa though.
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Old 08-07-2017, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Catalpas are lovely trees, very large and the orchid-like flowers are very fragment. The beans are long like that but flatter and usually curl a bit. Hoping for you it turns out to be a catalpa tree. They are a mess of beans to clean up though once they get taller and bigger.
There are six of them in various locations all at he edge of the woods. I will clear around this one to give it room to grow and better light. Although with those giant leaves maybe they do not like full sun.

I cut a couple of them out because they were growing in inconvenient locations (like up against the house). Now I wish I would hag dug them up and moved them. Seem to be fast growing which is great. I am mostly planting trees for someone in the future now, because they will be big and beautiful about the time I die. Fast growing trees at least I will get to enjoy them some.
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