Catalpa speciosa
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Catalpa speciosa

Northern catalpa
Western catalpa

  family bignoniaceae 
  genus catalpa 

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Genus  Catalpa Species  speciosa Variety  Cultivar  Common names  Northern catalpa   Western catalpa Family  BIGNONIACEAE Specimen number  S10729 Data source  Frgnt p280;Xeri p302
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Woody perennial Life span  5 - 20 years Annual cycle  Deciduous Stature  Tree Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  90' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun to partial shade Water  Dry Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  USDA zones 04a-10b AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Catalpa speciosa has strong cowslip-like flowers. Western catalpa (also known as Northern catalpa) can survive very cold winters with annual averages as low as -30� Fahrenheit. This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It needs soil that is dry.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  very fragrant like sweet peas Fragrance parts  Flowers Fragrance intensity  Strong Fragrance category  Cowslip Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Catalpa speciosa is a wildflower.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Catalpa speciosa is a woody perennial. Western catalpa (locally known in some parts as Northern catalpa) is deciduous in nature.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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