Chinese Tallow Tree (Popcorn Tree). Grows wild all over the southern U. S. In the Spring, it has pink new growth leaves like Bouganvillia, it gets clusters of small white flowers that later become upward pointed yellow catkins. Summer they develop nuts that open up into brilliant white seed clusters like popcorn. Fall shows yellow, orange, pink and purple leaves. Winter is a bare tree covered in the white seeds looking like giant Baby's Breath.