Catalpa speciosa

Northern Catalpa

A fast-growing native of the American Mississippi Valley, Catalpa is famous for its large, creamy white flowers in late June. It has very large, heart-shaped leaves and long pods in fall. Needs a sheltered location in full sun. A mid-sized tree to 15 m tall.

Height x Width (feet): 50 x 30

Sun Requirements: Full to part sun

Water Requirements: Normal to moist soils

Urban Friendliness: High. Tolerates a great number of urban stresses including drought, air pollution, poor soils, deer browsing, and even seasonal flooding