Plant ID forum: Large flowering tree

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Name: Sue Taylor
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kniphofia
Aug 24, 2016 11:33 PM CST
I love this tree at RHS Harlow Carr which has bright green leaves and lovely flowers. I have no idea what it is though.
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Name: Daisy
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DaisyI
Aug 25, 2016 12:14 AM CST
Catalpa tree Smiling
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skylark
Aug 25, 2016 10:25 AM CST
there's southern and northern Catalpa. and they look very similar. here's what i found about the differences.
i can never distinguish between 2, except when in the southern US you'll see southern catalpa most likely.
http://www.carolinanature.com/trees/cabi.html
here's some posts of Catalpa pics from UK - the northern hardy type. It looks similar to yours.
http://wildflowerfinder.org.uk/Flowers/C/Catalpa(Western)/Ca...
i love the purple spotting on yours, i think less spotting with almost white flower is more common.
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skylark
Aug 25, 2016 10:29 AM CST
the 2nd site does not load, i'll fiddle to see why...
it's a list.
you can get it to load by cut and pasting into URL the following below, and then selecting the 2nd item from top
http://wildflowerfinder.org.uk/Flowers/C/Catalpa(Western)/
in our database here they are: southern
Catalpa (Catalpa bignonioides)
northern
Catalpa (Catalpa speciosa)
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Name: Sue
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sooby
Aug 25, 2016 10:55 AM CST
According to a couple of web sites the catalpa at Harlow Carr is C. bignonioides.
Name: Sue Taylor
Northumberland, UK
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kniphofia
Aug 25, 2016 11:37 AM CST
Thanks! I'll see if RHS Harlow Carr can give me the species name.

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