Manchurian Catalpa Catalpa bungei

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Botanical Name:

Catalpa bungei

Family:

Bignoniaceae

Genus:

Catalpa

Species:

bungei

Common Name:

Manchurian Catalpa

Seeds Per Pound:
25,322
Quantity:
1.38 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
44
Germination:
83%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
96%
Height:
25-30 feet
Collection Locale:
China
Crop Year:
2015
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
5

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In Stock: 1.38 lb
Prices
Sample Bulk Pricing
1 packet
4.95
10 g
13.50
1 oz
19.95
1 lb
119.50
Growing Info:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 30 days.
Germination: sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, lightly mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Catalpa bungei, commonly known as Manchurian catalpa, is a species of catalpa native to China. The specific epithet honors the botanist Alexander Bunge, who collected the specimens that Carl Anton von Meyer later described.
* The flowers are arranged in a corymb and are densely spotted with pink. It is cultivated in China, along with C. ovata, for its wood (known as "qui wood" or "chu wood") and as an ornamental tree. more...
* Prefers a good moist loamy soil and a sunny position that is not exposed. Tolerates heavy clay soils. Very resistant to atmospheric pollution. Plants are hardy to about -15°c, probably more in continental climates, they grow best in areas with hot summers.
* The stem bark is made into a lotion for cancer. It is also anthelmintic and stomachic. The leaf, stem bark and the seeds are all used as dressings for sores, boils etc.
* Seed - best sown outdoors, or in a cold frame, as soon as it is ripe. Stratify stored seed for 3 weeks at 1°c and sow in spring. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a cold frame for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. more...
Usda description:
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