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Northern Catalpa/Cigar Tree (Catalpa speciosa) 黃金樹/西美梓

Northern Catalpa/Cigar Tree (Catalpa speciosa) 黃金樹/西美梓

Northern Catalpa/Cigar Tree flowers in summer.(Catalpa speciosa) 黃金樹/西美梓夏天開的花.

Northern Catalpa/Cigar Tree flowers in summer.(Catalpa speciosa) 黃金樹/西美梓夏天開的花.

Northern Catalpa/Cigar Tree (Catalpa speciosa) 黃金樹/西美梓

Northern Catalpa/Cigar Tree (Catalpa speciosa) 黃金樹/西美梓

Northern Catalpa/Cigar Tree (Catalpa speciosa) 黃金樹/西美梓

Northern Catalpa/Cigar Tree (Catalpa speciosa) 黃金樹/西美梓

They are flowering right now in the city!  It is beautiful when they bloom in late spring to early summer.  Large heart shaped leaves.  Very hardy and easy growing large tree in full sun location.   Long seed pods do look like lots of long cigars hanging among the branches in late summer to early fall.  USDA Zones:4-9.  Mature size:40’+(H) X 10′(W).  Plant parts are toxic if ingested.  Fast growing.  A good shade tree.

西美梓現在正是花期市內到處可以看到它們開花!  很大片的心形葉.  春末夏初開花蠻漂亮的,夏末秋初長長的種莢成熟看起來的確像是一堆長長的雪茄掛在樹上. 很耐寒.  強健. 容易栽種在全日照處.  容易由種子繁殖. 成熟株高40呎以上,寬幅10呎左右.  植株有毒勿食.  生長快速.  很不錯的遮蔭樹種.

Reference links: 參考網站連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catalpa_speciosa

https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E6%A2%93%E6%9C%A8

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/2315/