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Catalpa speciosa

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Catalpa speciosa - Northern Catalpa

More About Catalpa speciosa

  • Irregular, open, rounded to narrow, oval crown
  • Leaves are light green, broadly ovate with heart-shaped bases
  • Foliage in the fall is pale yellow
  • Large fragrant white orchid-like flowers
  • Flowers are followed by long narrow seed pods
  • Bloom Time: Late spring

Zone:

4

Height:

16-17 m

Spread:

12-13 m

Colour:

White
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Northern Catalpa Growing and Maintenance Tips

In the spring and summer, this tree has great visual appeal with its large leaves and outstanding flowers. A tall ornamental shade tree ideal for large landscapes and park settings.


Catalpa speciosa Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Fast
Fast
Fragrant
Fragrant

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Attributes

Fall Color
Xeriscape
Deciduous

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Oval
Upright

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Specimen

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