Mystery Tree…Help

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Date Photo Taken: June 26, 2011
Location: Covington, Ga
Posted By: Murphy


This tree is a volunteer that is growing along my fence line and is very fast growing. I cut it down some four years ago, but now it about 20’ tall. It had long light purple flowers in the spring that have since turned into sticky nut-like clusters. The leaves are about seven inches across and about eight inches across.

I would appreciate any help in identification. Any thoughts? Thanks


  1. Bobby Unregistered says:

    Do you have a wood carving friend? I found this rather amusing post on Walter’s Q & A page regarding the much bantered about Royal Pain in the Paulownia Tree.

    July 3rd, 2011 at 9:35 pm
  2. sabrina samuel Unregistered says:

    Looks like a cottonwood tree…the seed pods will burst open when mature and look like cotton.

    April 19th, 2012 at 9:22 am

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