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    Northern Catalpa: The Attention Grabber

    By Sheereen Othman | February 23, 2016

    The northern catalpa is a tree full of unique character. From its trumpet shaped flowers—sharing a resemblance to elephant ears—to its cigar-like pods that drape on the tree like tinsel, to the foot long leaves and twisted trunk, this tree is whimsical to say the least. Aside from its distinct appearance, it is also amongst the best shade trees to plant for it’s a hardiness, fast growth and extensive canopy. There is however a price to pay for admiring such…

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