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Catalpa

Botanical Name
Catalpa speciosa
Hardiness
Zones 4 to 8 (9)
Height
40 to 60 (100) feet
Width
20 to 40 feet
Flowers
May to June: white with purple spotted throat, orchid-like, panicle
Fruit
8 to 20" long bean-like green capsule
Fall Color
Yellow-green
Light
Full sun to part shade
Soil
Adaptable
Planting & Care
  • Transplant as balled and burlap
  • Tolerant of sun, shade, heat and drought
Problems
Verticillium wilt; leaf spots; mildew; fruit, twig and flower mess

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August 22
Mequon Nature Preserve
Mequon, WI
 

August 24
Sanger House Gardens
Milwaukee, WI
 

Sept. 14
Pasquesi Home & Gardens
Lake Bluff, IL

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