What is this name of this tree

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Date Photo Taken: 05/19/2014
Location: Duluth, GA
Posted By: stevenjalien

Notes:

We had a mature version of this tree in our yard when I was a child.
We called it a cottonwood, and the large leaves made great shade.

COMMENTS

  1. Jim Unregistered says:

    aulownia tomentosa.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paulownia_tomentosa

    An invasive from China – not so pretty when the seed pods form and die after opening.

    My dad called them cottonwoods, too, but that’s a totally different tree.

    May 22nd, 2014 at 11:20 am
  2. Jim Unregistered says:

    Paulownia tomentosa.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paulownia_tomentosa

    An invasive from China – not so pretty when the seed pods form and die after opening.

    May 22nd, 2014 at 11:20 am
  3. Jim Unregistered says:

    Copied from a previous posting, but I accidentally cut off the first letter (“p”)

    May 22nd, 2014 at 11:22 am
  4. shannoncruey Leaf Lover says:

    My family called it a foxglove tree. It’s like kudzu – difficult to stop the spread if you let it drop it’s giant seeds. If left alone they can grow up to 20′ in a single year.

    If you cut them to a stump every year, by the end of the summer you’ll have a cool bush. If you ever let them drop seed pods they’ll get out of control.

    The wood is very lightweight, almost like balsa.

    May 25th, 2014 at 9:12 am
  5. Steven Allen Unregistered says:

    Thanks all for the I.D. The tree is located in McDaniel Park (Gwinnett County) near the entrance.

    May 25th, 2014 at 9:43 pm

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