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Catalpa spp.

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size





    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

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    Catalpa Overview

    Genus of 11 hardy deciduous tree and shrub species. They are well adapted to urban environments, dealing well with urban pollution and growing best in isolation. Often they are planted for their foliage and trumpet-shaped frilly flowers, which are cream or yellow coloured. Leaves are big and shaped like hearts or with 3 lobes. The genus grows naturally in warm temperate and subtropical areas of the Caribbean, East Asia and North America, to heights of 12-18m.

    How to propagate Catalpa


    You can propagate by seeds in the autumn.


    The cultivars by softwood cuttings in the summer.


    Budding in late summer.

    Other uses of Catalpa

    Grown for their foliage and bell/trumpet shaped flowers with frilly lobes.

    Trees to Propagate by Root Cuttings

    Winter tree roots are packed full of carbs, giving cuttings the best chance to get established.

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    Deciduous Trees

    Deciduous (leaf dropping) trees often have amazing fall colour.

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