Laura and I have a nice row of trees in front of the house…right along the road. These trees have huge leaves and are called Catalpa Trees. They have a good looking flower that blooms for a few day in late Spring.
We really like these trees because of the dark shade their large leaves offer, but the long pods can create a mess. These trees are a great blocker too and make things feel like the tropics.
Above is a good picture of the Catalpa flower. I always heard that these flowers only appear every other year, but they bloomed last year and this year, so that may be a myth. Also, the flowers bloomed a few days ago and are already dying, so they only last a few days.
Above is a photo of the entire Catalpa tree. I have also noticed that the leaves bloom kind of late and fall off early…not the greatest tree for lasting, but while it’s here, it’s quite nice.