Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Landscape Diversion 1: Golden Catalpa

Our first Landscape Diversion is the Golden catalpa, which is a SPECIMEN TREE requiring sunny exposure and well drained soil. But the great part is that it will withstand poor soil and pollution. One source said it blooms from mid to late May and the flowers smell bad, but I like the foilage. Someone's gardening journal said that the flowers smell really pretty and look like orchids.

You have to prune it to keep it from getting really huge. Here's what the flowers look like:

Here's how it looks when you keep it bush-like.

And two examples of what it looks like as a tree. One with flowers, one without.

I like it!


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