Catalpa syringifolia. - This is a North American shrub, or tree, from the south-west and south. It has large, handsome, white, variegated flowers, in clusters, in July, that are succeeded by long seed-vessels, having some resemblance to bean-pods. The leaves are large and luxuriant, coming out very late. If planted in a warm, sheltered place, it will flower finely when it has become ten or twelve feet high, although its ordinary height is twenty feet or more. It makes a vigorous, succulent growth, which is very often winter-killed. The tree is not very regular in its growth, but, when planted among other trees, or shrubs, it makes a fine appearance.