On a recent long walk with Joe I stopped (much to his dismay) while under a Catalpa tree to admire looking up through the branches that are still holding on to the extra long seed pods making for terrific winter interest. This tree has wonderful large long blooming white flowers and great foliage but I immediately put the thought of purchasing this beauty out of my mind, as I dont have room in my landscape. Happily I was reading today that the Catalpa can be stooled (cut down to the ground) each winter to be kept as a smaller specimen. This lead me to wonder what other trees or large shrubs lend them selves to this process? Do you think I will be getting flowers? Has anyone tried this with Cotinus Coggygria?