Northern Catalpa Tree

Northern Catalpa Tree

Northern Catalpa Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Catalpa speciosa
Hardiness Zones:   4 to 8
Growth_Rate:   Moderate to fast
Site Requirements:   Sun to partial shade; range of soil types (wet, dry) but prefers moist, well drained soil
Texture:   Coarse
Form:   Narrow
Height:   40 to 70'
Weight:   20 to 40
Leaf:   6 to 12" whorled or opposite, simple leaf; poor yellow-green to brown fall color
Flower/Fruit:   Upright panicle of white, bell shaped flowers with orange strips and purple spots and strips; long bean like fruit
Comments:    Brittle wood; tolerates hot, dry sites; considered by many to be a weedy tree
Habit:   Deciduous
Cultivars:   --