Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth Rate - Medium tree with an open, irregular crown; moderate to fast growth rate.Mature Height - 40-60' (100') tallMature Width - 20-40' wideLongevity -
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - White flowers 2" long and wide, the tube bell-shaped, the lobes spreading and frilled at the margin, the lower one with yellow spots; May-June, in large upright terminal panicles, 4-8" long.Fruit - Thick walled pendulous capsule, 8-20" long, 0.5-0.75" wide, green changing to brown, persisting through winter. Contains numerous fringed seeds.Leaf - Simple ovate leaves, whorled or opposite, 6-12" long, 3-8" wide, medium green and glabrous above, densely pubescent beneath, petiole 4-6" long.Fall Color - Poor yellow-green to brownish, often fall from tree before turning color.Bark - Young stems smooth or slightly short-downy, reddish to yellowish brown with large lenticels. Older trunks grayish brown, usually ridged-and-furrowed, sometimes thick and scaly.Other Features - Possible Use - Coarseness lends to limited uses in residential areas, but can be a good option for difficult sites.Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Prefers deep, most, fertile soil, but tolerant of different soil conditions includng wet or dry sites, alkaline soil, sun or part shade, or extremely hot environments. Zone 4-8 (9).Native Habitat - Native to southwestern Indiana, southern Illinois, western Kentucky, western Tennessee and northeastern Arkansas. Naturalized throughout much of the United States east of the Rocky Mountains.Diseases and Insects - Can have problems, usually minor, with leaf spots, powdery mildew, verticillium wilt, twig blight, root rot and others.Strength - Wood in contact with ground is resistant to rot.Weakness - Branches and wood are quite brittle, frequently dripping small branches in wind and ice storms.Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Catalpa.- Other plants of the family Bignoniaceae.- Other plants of the genus Catalpa.- Other plants of the species Catalpa speciosa.