Catalpa (Catalpa) speciosa (Northern Catalpa)

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Narrow, open, irregular rounded crown with spreading branches. Upright panicle of white, bell-shaped, orchid-like flowers with yellow-orange stripes and purple spots in May-June. Long, slender, bean-like fruit. Easy to grow. Tolerant of seasonal flooding. No serious insect or disease problems. Large, light green to yellow-green leaves. No significant fall color.

  • Height: 40'-60'
  • Spread: 20'-40'
  • Exposure:
  • Fruit/Flower: legume
  • Fruit Size: 1"-2.5"
  • Bloom: spring
  • Flower Color: White & Yellow
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Fall Color: Yellow-Brown