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Northern Catalpa in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Catalpa speciosa syn. Catalpa cordifolia

 

Northern Catalpa

A tree taking 25 years to reach maturity, with oval, pale green leaves, and cone-shaped panicles of white bell-shaped flowers with purple and orange markings in Summer, followed by bean-like seed pods. 'Bois Chavanon' has large, heart-shaped leaves, and in Summer, large purple-spotted, white flowers that are followed by long bean-like seed-pods

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plant Features
  • Northern Catalpa likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Northern Catalpa likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Northern Catalpa is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Northern Catalpa likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Northern Catalpa

Latin name

Catalpa speciosa syn. Catalpa cordifolia

type

Deciduous tree

family

Bignoniaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Northern Catalpa likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Northern Catalpa is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Northern Catalpa likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Northern Catalpa likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
  •  
    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Northern Catalpa is 8.00meters x 12.00meters 8.00 M 12.00 M

Catalpa speciosa syn. Catalpa cordifolia

A tree taking 25 years to reach maturity, with oval, pale green leaves, and cone-shaped panicles of white bell-shaped flowers with purple and orange markings in Summer, followed by bean-like seed pods. 'Bois Chavanon' has large, heart-shaped leaves, and in Summer, large purple-spotted, white flowers that are followed by long bean-like seed-pods


Propagation by cuttings

From Early Spring TO Early Summer

Take softwood cuttings from new growth early in the day in Spring or early Summer. Cut, neatly, a 4" approx. piece of a non-flowering shoot, pinch out the tip, and cut off the bottom leaves. Dip the bottom of the cutting in hormone rooting powder, and carefully place in a pot of cutting compost with the leaves just above the level of the compost. Water, label, cover with a polythene bag, and place in a warm, bright place, out of direct sunlight. Take the polythene bag off periodically for a while for ventilation (at least twice a week)

 

Planting

From Early Spring TO Late Spring

In spring plant container grown shrubs into sunny position.

 

Flowering

From Mid Summer TO Late Summer

White flowers with orange and purple marks in summer.

 
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