Northern Catalpa
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Northern Catalpa
Northern Catalpa
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Northern Catalpa

Northern Catalpa

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Catalpa speciosa

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: moderate to fast

Soils: Sand, Loam, Clay

Moisture: Moist

Shade Tolerance: Full sun to Part shade

Mature Height: 60 - 75 ft.

Deer Damage Potential:

Origin: Native

Uses: Shade, ornamental, wildlife, birds

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