Catalpa speciosa

Northern Catalpa

These hardy, rapid-growing trees adapt to a wide range of situations, temperature extremes, various soils and varying amounts of moisture. In late spring or early summer they bloom in clusters of white flowers with two-toned markings. Long bean-like seed capsules called "Indian cigars" decorate the branches through winter. Dropping pods, blossoms, leaves and twigs create constant litter. USe in formal avenue plantings or singly on lawns, where they give a tropical effect. Plant where protected from wind. Shape while young, then shorten side branches of larger trees. Prune lower branches for a straight, smooth trunk.
Catalpa speciosa, Northern Catalpa
This broadly rounded tree has short, crooked branches. They are filled with large white flowers with yellow and purple spots in late spring to early summer. Reaches 40 to 70 feet tall.

Attributes - Catalpa speciosa

Plant Type: Tree

Bloom Season: Mid Summer

Flower Color: White

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 40 ft. to 70 ft.

Width: 50 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Drought Tolerant, Showy Flowers.

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