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

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 30 ft (9 m)

Cultivation: Rich, moist, well-drained soil

Features: Oval leaves downy beneath; dull white flowers; seed capsule to 12 in (30 cm)

Uses: Shade tree Foliage contrast

Zones: 5-10

Description: The natural habitat of this small tree is wooded areas of western China. It grows to 30 ft (9 m) and develops a spreading crown. The broadly oval leaves are downy beneath. Yellow catalpa is not as spectacular as other species, having relatively small flow

Growth Habit: Broad-domed habit


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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