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Northern Catalpa (Catalpa speciosa)

Name: Northern Catalpa (Catalpa speciosa)

Other name(s): Indian Bean Tree, Cigar Tree, Catawba

Campus Location: West of the bus stop, East of Singley Hall

Catalpa is a fast growing tree with ascending, gnarled and twisted branches. The tree has an irregular crown with a unique "rugged" outline in winter. Catalpa puts on a show in June when the plant is covered with showy, slightly fragrant, white, orchid-like blossoms which produce long pods in the fall. These pods create a "raining" appearance. Great for xeriscapes, this Midwest native is very tolerant and adaptable to most environments. The tree is 50-60 feet tall with a spread of 20-25 feet.

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