We had a Catalpa here when we moved into t he house 40 years ago. It should grow fast enough to give some shade before we have to move to an old age home!A lot of ppl hate Catalpa's but I like them!! I planted two at the last place. I'll have to drive by in a couple of years to see how their are faring.
Funny you should mention that. DW & I have been putting in some fruit trees, and it occurred to me that we're probably just putting them in for posterity. Hopefully we'll get more than a few good years out of them ourselves.We had a Catalpa here when we moved into t he house 40 years ago. It should grow fast enough to give some shade before we have to move to an old age home!
Most of the American Chestnut trees - the real "chestnuts", Castanea dentata - were wiped out by chestnut blight many years ago. I don't think they are native to your range, @digitS' . You can still find stock, if you wanted to try them.Can someone tell me about about chestnut trees? The real ones, not horse chestnuts ... Why do you suppose that I don't think that I have ever seen one here abouts? Are they an uncommon choice for homeowners, elsewhere?