Catalpa is often a large ornamental shade tree planted in urban areas as a street and lawn tree. When flowering, it has abundant showy blossoms. Rapid growing and relatively short-lived, northern catalpa is adaptable to many different soils and sites, but is not particularly drought-tolerant. Catalpas are major litter producers, shedding flowers, small branches, large leaves and seedpods.
Current Sale Size: 3-4 ft. bare root transplant. unsexed.
Growth Rate:Â moderate to fast
Soils: Sand, Loam, Clay
Shade Tolerance: Full sun to Part shade
Mature Height: 60 - 75 ft.
Deer Damage Potential:
Uses: Shade, ornamental, wildlife, birds
USDA Plant Profile