Shrub with long seedpods

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Date Photo Taken: March 2, 2011
Location: Norcross, GA
Posted By: klausfl1


This is a 10ft tall shrub-like plant with long, wormlike what look like seed pods that come out in the spring. The plant has multiple stems and also sends out suckers like crazy. The pods finally fall off and leaves come out late spring. Your help in identification and care is appreciated.


  1. Southern Garden Coach Flower Fanatic says:

    Looks like no one will hazard a guess on this one. I admit I don’t have enough to go on. Can you post more photos when the leaves emerge, or better yet, when it blooms?

    March 16th, 2011 at 2:18 pm
  2. Klaus Floch Unregistered says:

    The plant doesn’t bloom. I’ll try to remember to submit pics of leaves.


    March 17th, 2011 at 11:01 am
  3. Lyle Unregistered says:

    Did some browsing through some of my reference material and wanted to see if this might be a type of Catalpa. The type of seed pods, and the fact that they persist into late winter seem to lean toward a Catalpa. And I did read one comment that the trees might take a few years to begin blooming, which might account for you not seeing blooms. Try here for more info and photos

    March 27th, 2011 at 11:24 pm
  4. Klaus Floch Unregistered says:

    Thanks Lyle! I checked out the site. Unfortunatley, it’s not a Catalpa. I guess I mislabeled the “stuff” hanging from the branches as pods. They’re not at all like bean pods. These things come out in late winter, early spring and drop off a few weeks before the leaves come out. They’re thin, about 2 to 3 inches long and have no skin.The plant is starting tud now, so I’ll be able to post a picture of the leaves soon.

    March 29th, 2011 at 2:16 pm
  5. angelita ritz Unregistered says:

    Alder maybe?

    November 26th, 2011 at 11:08 am

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