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There is a new fast growing tree in the field next door. It has very large heart shaped leaves and pods apx 2' long. There are no catalpas in the area...could this been from a bird just dropping seeds??? And does anyone have any pics....Z5 Southern NH. Also, is this a good tree ? Thanks, Jan
 
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I also have one of these. you need to google a picture of it, it is a very impressive tree. I don't have a picture of mine, but the ones on google are really nice.
Around June or July they get these big, fat, green caterpillars on the leaves and they make wonderful bait for fishing.
 
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Thanks for mentioning the catalpa worms, Barb. They are indeed wonderful fish bait. In fact, around home these trees were grown specifically for that reason. The caterpillars actually are the larval stage of a common moth.


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Thomas Jefferson grew them at Monticello. Very cool trees. They have small orchard looking flowers in the spring. We had one but a hurricane blew it over.

My grandpa as a child called them monkey cigar trees & they used to smoke the pods.

Are you sure it's not a Redbud?
 
Posts: 10349 | Location: Mechanicsville Virginia | Registered: Jan 26, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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We once had a catalpa but had to remove it as it was planted too close to a utility pole. the blossoms are very pretty and smell nice too!

 
Posts: 679 | Location: TX Gulf coast, zone 9 | Registered: Mar 19, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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WOWEEEE Pretty!!!


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Catalpa trees, you say you want catalpa trees? Check out the last picture in this real estate listing: http://hreo.com/html/out_large...ort=&limit=9&styles=

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I finally found the picture of what you were talking about. It's the last picture of the first listing, on your link.
I bet that is GORGEOUS when they are all in bloom!

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They are not very good looking in winter, kind of eerie and other-worldly. Google maps street view shows them quite well in the off season. 66 Seafield Lane Westhampton Beach NY is the address.
 
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Or those the ones that ae trimmed back every year and develope a thick lump that the new branches emerge from in te spring? If so my in laws had them. We had very few kids come to the house on Halloween because they thought the house was haunted and that was one of the reasons.
 
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Or those the ones that ae trimmed back every year and develope a thick lump that the new branches emerge from in te spring? If so my in laws had them. We had very few kids come to the house on Halloween because they thought the house was haunted and that was one of the reasons.


That sounds like crape myrtle...aka crape murder when they cut them back every year.


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