Northern Catalpa, Western Catalpa, Northern Cigar Tree, Catawba Tree, Hardy Catalpa Catalpa speciosa

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Botanical Name:

Catalpa speciosa

Family:

Bignoniaceae

Genus:

Catalpa

Species:

speciosa

Common Name:

Northern Catalpa, Western Catalpa, Northern Cigar Tree, Catawba Tree, Hardy Catalpa

Height:
45-60 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
5

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  • Catalpa speciosa

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: No pre-germination treatment required, sow immediately; surface sow and keep moist, tamp the soil,.
In a Nutshell:
* Catalpa speciosa , commonly known as the Northern Catalpa , is a species of Catalpa that is native to the midwestern United States in Arkansas , Illinois , Indiana , Missouri , Kentucky , Pennsylvania , and Tennessee . more...
* Heart-shaped leaves to 1'; fast grower, yellow and white flowers in late June; large and sometimes rather coarse; fall color yellow, not an asset; tolerates heat and drought; wood slow to rot in soil; native to south central U.S.
* The wood is soft, not strong, light, coarse-grained, very durable in the soil. It weighs 26lb per cubic foot. It is largely used for fence posts and rails, telegraph poles etc, it is also occasionally used for making furniture, the interior finish of buildings etc. A very valuable timber tree in N. America. more...