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Catalpa ovata

Yellow catalpa

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJuly & September
  • Height5m to 10m
  • Spread4m to 11m
  • Growth HabitHemi-spherical
  • Flower ColourYellow, marked orange purple
  • Leaf ColourPale green

Description

Catalpa ovata (Yellow catalpa). A spreading deciduous tree native to China with lobed pale green leaves and panicles of yellow, marked orange purple flowers.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Tree

Other common names

Bean tree

Origin

China

Interest and use

Producing bold leaves.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.5
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are fully hardy and will prefer full sun with deep fertile, well drained but not too dry soil.

Propagation

You can propagate by seeds in the autumn, and the cultivars by softwood cuttings in the summer or by budding in late summer.

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