rainbowgardener wrote:since you posted pictures of three or possibly even four different trees, I'm not even sure which one we are supposed to be identifying. I agree that the flower in the third picture down looks like a catalpa flower, and they are pretty distinctive.
Catalpas (in general, I'm not familiar with the Royal Paulownia mentioned) do not produce berries, they make long slender brown seed pods - hence their nickname "cigar tree."
But since you seem a bit confused about what is what, maybe the tree that had berries was not the same one that had the little white orchid like flowers? Did you get a picture of the berries?
It's very possible now that I think of it that the tree that had berries was not the same with the white flowers. Unfortunately I didn't get a picture of the berries, and now the flowers are gone and it seems
the berries are gone. I think in a few days I'll have some more pictures.
Thank you everyone for your help. I didn't realize I the photos were of different type of trees.