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Jul 1, 2015 3:32 PM CST
Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
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This was in the parking lot at a resort in New Mexico.
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Jul 1, 2015 3:37 PM CST
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Southlake, Texas (Zone 8a)
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Jul 1, 2015 4:03 PM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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So close. Almost correct, but the leaves are too thin to be a Catalpa...

Look here:
https://portlandtreetour.wordp...

Chitalpa, x Chitalpa tashkentensis, is a cross between two species in the same family, Bignoniaceae: catalpa, Catalpa bignonoides and desert willow, Chilopsis linearis.

Edit to add:
There are 3 listings for Chitalpa in our ATP database.
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
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Jul 1, 2015 5:43 PM CST
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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Could be.
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Jul 1, 2015 8:34 PM CST
Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
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The catalpas down there had already shed their large bean pods of the beans. The empty pods were still on the trees.

This looks like it. Thanks @greene !
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Jul 1, 2015 9:12 PM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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My childhood past time of tree climbing is finally paying off. I got stuck up in a Catalpa tree once and had to be talked down by the security guy in the Remington Arms woods. I may not know what something is, but I know what it's not. From there I use the Sherlock Holmes method.

Have you noticed if this beautiful tree makes any type of seed pod?
Oh, never mind.
Skip that question; just noticed the tree is in NM and you are way up in MN. Blame the dyslexia. NM/MN looks the same when I'm tired. *Blush*
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
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Jul 1, 2015 9:16 PM CST
Missouri (Zone 6a)
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If I understand, these trees like it hot and dry climate, so more out west is where they thrive. Not sure if they'd live up north.

(just in case you are wondering about planting one for yourself) I could be wrong though. I remember seeing lots of these in SW Oklahoma.
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Jul 1, 2015 9:21 PM CST
Name: greene
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No, I don't want to plant one. I was curious, since it's most likely a hybrid if my guess is correct, I was wondering first of all if it would make seeds and second if the seeds would be viable. I visited New Mexico only once. I remember the food was spicy, the people were friendly and it was a bit windy and hot.
Haven't been to MN yet... Whistling
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Jul 1, 2015 9:47 PM CST
Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
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I loved New Mexico for those same reasons. Minnesota is nice from Mid April-November...if you're lucky on both ends. It is definitely worth a visit. Sorry, I am getting off topic.

Thanks again ya'll!

Reid
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Jul 1, 2015 10:15 PM CST
Name: greene
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My fault, sorry. I got carried away. *Blush*
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Jul 2, 2015 12:14 PM CST
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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I agree with Chitalpa, I have one of those and mine doesn't make seeds. The flowers are beautiful larger than those of Desert Willow. Smiling Smiling
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Jul 2, 2015 2:11 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Pretty blooms! And if it is x Chitalpa (XChitalpa tashkentensis) we could use a photo in the database! Green Grin!
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Jul 2, 2015 2:12 PM CST
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Apr 3, 2016 8:17 PM CST

Has anyone successfully grown the chitalpa tashkentensis in zone 6b? It is sometimes said to be tolerant to zone 7 and sometimes to zone 6. I now live in South Central Kentucky, zone 6b. I would love to grow one here.
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