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Catalpa speciosa

Catalpa

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  • Catalpa speciosa | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • Catalpa speciosa | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018

Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJuly & September
  • Height10m to 26m
  • Spread7m to 15m
  • Growth HabitUpright round
  • Flower ColourWhite marked yellow purple
  • Leaf ColourGlossy dark green

Description

Catalpa speciosa (Catalpa). This is a tall upright rounded spreading hardy tree. It is grown for its foliage and flowers. In mid summer it will bear clusters of tubular, white frilled flowers that have purplish-veining inside. They will bear long thin seed pods which lose their skins when the leaves fall.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Origin

Eastern United States

Interest and use

Foliage, shade, fragrance, specimen, timber.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Light, Medium, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

Cultivation

They are very hardy and will adapt to different soils, climates and air pollution. They need plenty of room to grow

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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