- BOTANICAL NAME: Catalpa bignonioides
- PRONUNCIATION: ca-TAL-pa big-non-YOID-dees
- COMMON NAME: Southern Catalpa
- FAMILY: Bignoniaceae
Matures in the mid-south region, along flood plains and low woods.
- GROWTH HABIT: 30 to 40'
(60') Broadly rounded crown
- HARDINESS: Zone 5 - 9.
- OPTIMUM GROWING CONDITIONS: Flood plains, low woods, thrives in wet-dry soil and part sun.
- SUCCESSIONAL STATUS: Successional
- FACULTATIVE STATUS: Upland
- LANDSCAPE USE: Limited landscape value due to coarseness
- FOLIAGE: - leaf arrangement, leaf scar Whorled or opposite,
- simple leaves, purple-tinged when emerging. Poor yellow in fall.
- BUDS: Lateral-hemispherical, with brown scales, loosely overlapping
- BARK: Grayish, thick, scaly bark.
- FLOWER: - flower Flowers are white with purple stripes down the lobe.
- FRUIT: 8-20” long capsules, fringed at the end, persisting into late fall and winter.
Leaf spots, powdery mildew, mealybug