I have been trying for several months to identify this tree in my Garden. Ive searched the net to try and find a match but to date have been unsuccesfull. Everyone always comments on how nice it looks with big light green leaves and overall shape. It doesn't flow flower or produce any berries.
I would be very grateful for any help in trying to solve the mystery.
I'm pretty sure it is a golden indian bean tree, Catalpa bignonioides 'Aurea'
(I think the photo in that link might be a tad enhanced, BTW)
I'd be completely confident if I could see some seed pods, but it looks like it hasn't reached flowering stature yet.
Thanks Mike for your quick reply... I thought it might be but was unsure when I saw the Bean like capsules on some of the pictures. . The tree is around 8-10 years old so will look out for the seed pods.
Where I was working in Geneva a few years ago, there was a big one (not golden) in the park-like grounds of the office. Sometimes, in summer when it was in full leaf and flower, I'd lay on the grass beneath it, relaxing at the end of my lunch break, taking advantage of its cool but light shade. Maybe you will be able to likewise with yours one day...
Now you know what it is, I bet you'll notice them more; at least the normal ones.