Catalpa, Northern


Category: Shade trees
Common Name: Catalpa, Northern
Botanical Name: Catalpa speciosa
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Height: 50-60 ft.
Spread: 35-40 ft.


This fast growing tree has few branches at an early age. Once branched, ascending limbs are gnarled and twisted. In June, 2" long, tube-like white flowers appear in 4-8" panicles. Fruit is a long persistent pod. Great for xeriscapes, it is very tolerant and adaptable.