Native to the Mississippi River valley, this is a tree with big features.
Big leaves: 8” to 12” long; big orchid-like flowers: clusters up to 2’ across
It has seed pods like giant green beans; and a big crown.
This is a tree that needs room to grow.
No wedging it in a parking strip or it will soon be heaving concrete.
It is a huge factor in any landscape.
Catalpa will grow in pH 7 and tolerates hot, dry weather.
Grows to 50 - 70 ft in height and 35 - 50 ft wide
Growth rate : Fast