Catalpa tree doesn't flower???

theperennialoptimist(8 -- South Sound, WA)January 16, 2013

I (finally) identified a tree in my backyard which I believe to be a quite old Indian Bean Tree. We purchased the place 3 years ago and it was built in 1947, so the tree could perhaps be as old as the house? It's not very tall, but has a bit o' girth, and leafs out beautifully. Until cruising the net, I did not know this tree flowers, as mine does not. Nor does it make the bean pod things.
Some uncertain sites have suggested that when the tree ages flower production tapers off.
Anyone know if this is true? What is your experience with with quirky, yet sweet tree?

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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

If it's C. bignonioides 'Nana' that would explain it.

    Bookmark   January 16, 2013 at 2:16AM
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theperennialoptimist(8 -- South Sound, WA)

Thanks, for your reply, bboy! But can you be more specific? I don't see what you're saying here? What do you mean by Nana? Sorry to be so dense. :)

    Bookmark   January 17, 2013 at 1:34AM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Name of flowerless mushroom-headed cultivar.

    Bookmark   January 18, 2013 at 12:09AM
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bahia(SF Bay Area)

Catalpa trees here in northern California continue blooming well as old, large trees.

    Bookmark   February 6, 2013 at 3:22PM
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