northern catalpa - Bignoniaceae Catalpa speciosa

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CASP8

Taxonomy

FamilyBignoniaceae
GenusCatalpa
Speciesspeciosa
Common Namenorthern catalpa
iTree CodeCASP8

Plant Form

FormTree: irregular, sparse crown
Height65 feet
Spread30 feet
DeciduousYes

Identification Description

Foliagewhorled, simple, very large heart shaped, with smooth edgesLeaf Type Information IconSimple
Needles0
Barkreddish when young, gray/brown with age, shallow irregular fissures/scales
Budterminal: lacking; lateral: small rounded, short with scales that appear openBud Arrangement Information IconWhorled
Twigred or yellow/brown in current year, stout, smooth
Flowerlarge white, with purple/orange markings, both male and female on the same trees
Fruitgreen then brown, long, thin “sting-bean” fall/winter containing winged seeds (winged capsule), persist through winter
Fall Colorbrown

Site Characteristics

USDA Zones   info for zonespH LevelsSalt Tolerance
Min4aMin5.5SoilIntolerant
Max8bMax7.0SprayIntolerant

Shade ToleranceDrought ToleranceAllelopathy
IntolerantModerateNo

Species Status

Nebraska Native
U.S. NativeYes Check
Region of OriginUnited States
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