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Catalpa x erubescens 'Purpurea'

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Catalpa speciosa

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More About Catalpa x erubescens 'Purpurea'

  • AKA Catalpa bignonioides 'Purpurea'
  • Irregular, open, rounded to narrow-oval crown
  • New leaves are purple, fading to dark green, broadly ovate with heart-shaped bases
  • Large fragrant white flowers are marked with purple and yellow
  • Flowers are followed by long narrow seed pods
  • Bloom Time: June to July

Zone:

5

Height:

6-7 m

Spread:

5-6 m

Colour:

White
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Purple Catalpa Growing and Maintenance Tips

In the spring and summer, this tree has great visual appeal with its large purple and green leaves and outstanding flowers.


Catalpa x erubescens 'Purpurea' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Fast
Fast
Fragrant
Fragrant

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Rounded
Pyramidal

Foliage Color

Purple
Green

Landscape uses

Specimen