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Order: Scrophulariales
   Family: Bignoniaceae
            Genus: Catalpa
                        Specie: bignonioides

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 50 ft (15 m)

Cultivation: Rich, moist, well-drained soil

Features: Large leaves are yellow-green; erect panicles of bell-shaped white flowers in summer; large bean-like pods

Uses: Specimen tree Large gardens Parks Shade tree Flower contrast

Zones: 5-10

Description: This very ornamental species grows along streamsides and in low woods of southeastern USA where it grows up to 50 ft (15 m) with a rounded crown. It has large leaves up to 10 in (25 cm) long by 8 in (20 cm) wide that have heart-shaped bases. When crushed

Growth Habit: Broad-domed habit

Comments: Cultivars available

Growth: Perennial, woody plant with a single stem (trunk), normally greater than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height; under certain environmental conditions, some tree species may develop a multi-stemmed or short growth form (less than 4 meters or 13 feet in

Duration: Perennial

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