Northern Catalpa (Catalpa speciosa) [kah-TAL-pah spee-see-OH-sah]

Family Bignoniaceae
Why Like Bell-shaped, orchid-like white flowers appear in panicles in June, giving way to slender seedpods 1-2 feet long. Very big leaves.
Named Cultivars Catalpa speciosa 'Hiawatha 2'
Plant Data
I am a... Deciduous Perennial Tree
Mature Size 40 - 70 feet tall. 20 - 50 feet wide.
Sun Exposure Part Shade - Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance - Wet:
Zones 4a - 8b
Tags Deer Resistant,Wet Site Tolerant, Showy Flowers, Deciduous, Thornless, Low Maintenance, Naturalizing, Shade Tree, Street Tree, Woodland Garden, Adaptable, Well-Drained Soil, Drought Tolerant, Loamy Soil, Moist Soil, Normal Soil
Bloom Period May to June (First Bloom: 675 GDD, Full Bloom: 816 GDD)
Flower Color White With Purple And Yellow Interior Spotting
Data Sheets
   In the Landscape Focused on the Plant Leaves Flowers Fruit Fall Leaf Winter Form

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