Thursday, June 24, 2021

Catalpa 2021

I seem to blog about these beautiful native trees year after year.  My next door neighbor has one, but this year, I am going to show you a small grove of these trees.  I saw these during an exercise walk Sunday before last on an extension of the Vestal Rail Trail.

They are finishing up their bloom now - and this year, it was one of the best blooms I've ever seen, almost covering the trees.

 

Here's a closeup of their flowers (from my neighbor's tree).

They can grow as high as 40 to 60 feet (up to 18m) with showy white flowers.  

Here's a grove of them. 

And some more facts.

After the flowers fall, pods form - however, although they look like beans they are not edible.

Joining Parul at Happiness and Food, as I do each second and fourth Thursday of the month, for #ThursdayTreeLove.

11 comments:

  1. ...beautiful when in bloom and a mess in the fall!!!

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  2. Beautiful! I love the close up of the gorgeous flowers.

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  3. Wow so lovely:) liked the white flowers, great click.

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  4. Oh, Alana! Just yesterday I noticed a bunch of little ones had appeared in an empty lot and I thought, "Oh, they'd better do something about those trash trees!" Too invasive for my taste! They pop up everywhere and grow to enormous size. They do put on quite an impressive show though!

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  5. Sure are pretty tree and good shade. I like to get smaller tree for shade by my kitchen door.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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  6. Ooooh! Are they as fragrant as they are beautiful?

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  7. We had one in my neighborhood where I grew up. When you live in a rather seedy area, the last thing you need is a messy tree. I do not even remember the blooms, just the ugly catkins.

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  8. A beautiful tree when in bloom, our town has a few that it used as street trees.

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  9. What a lovely tree and these blooms are so beautiful. I don't mind seeing these again and again Alana. So thank you!
    I hope to see you back on the 22nd.

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