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Catalpa tree doesn't flower???

Posted by theperennialoptimist 8 (My Page) on
Wed, Jan 16, 13 at 0:09

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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RE: Catalpa tree doesn't flower???

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Wed, Jan 16, 13 at 2:16

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


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RE: Catalpa tree doesn't flower???

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. :)


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RE: Catalpa tree doesn't flower???

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Fri, Jan 18, 13 at 0:09

Name of flowerless mushroom-headed cultivar.


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RE: Catalpa tree doesn't flower???

  • Posted by bahia SF Bay Area (My Page) on
    Wed, Feb 6, 13 at 15:22

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


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