06 May 2024

Cigar Tree (ThursdayTreeLove)

Just as we were crossing the road, I meet this glorious Cigar Tree (at least that's what I think it is!!). 

A wonderful tree that literally stopped me in my tracks! And it happened as I was at the Zebra crossing . This was in London but rest assured, I had sufficient time to stay safely back at the traffic signal and appreciate this tree. 

I just had to wait and capture the lovely foliage and long green pods almost like festoons decorating it.

Catalpa speciosa belongs to the Bignonicaceae family (same as my previous tree Waras) and is said to be native to certain parts of the US. 

Its a pleasure to know a place for its trees besides usual attractions like museums, monuments and so on.

I am sure you will agree with me!!

I am joining Parul in her ThursdayTreeLove blog hop. Do head over to see some fantastic trees from around the world. Better still, join in!


Parul said...

I had never heard of a tree by this name. It's cute and one can see how the tree is getting its name :) So glad you stopped to appreciate and then click it so all of us could enjoy :) Thanks, Archana.

dee Nambiar said...

That's quite a sight. First of all, it's a lovely green and the pods give it a unique look. Then, there's the catchy name! :)
Thank you for showing us a Cigar Tree, Archana. :)

Alana said...

Catalpas are common where I live in New York State; in fact, my next door neighbor has a couple of them in his front yard and you also see them growing in the wild by our river. They have beautiful flowers and they bloom later in spring after our rush of flowering fruit trees is done. I've never seen them referred to as cigar trees-interesting. Those pods are a mess to clean up on your lawn, though - a downside.

Archana said...

@Parul Happy to share travel trees!! :-) Thanks!

Archana said...

@dee Happy to share!! Thanks for stopping by! :-)

Archana said...

@Alana Thanks for sharing more info about this tree! Happy to have you stop by. Thank you!

Tony McGurk said...

I've never heard of a Cigar Tree before Archana. Interesting name.

Archana said...

Thank you Tony McGurk. Happy to have you stop by!