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.


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

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

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

  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!

  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

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

  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.

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

  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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