Southern Catalpa
Catalpa bignonioides

Family Bignoniaceae
Genus Catalpa
Specific Epithet bignonioides
Arboretum Collection LT
Lifecycle
Fall Color Yellow-green to brown
Size 30 to 40' tall
Bloom Time May
Flower White with yellow and purple
Bark Ridge and furrowed
Leaf Size 4 to 8" long
Leaf Margin Entire
Leaf Arrangement Opposite
Leaf Type Simple
Description
Cultural Requirements
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Catalpa near the pond

Catalpa near the pond

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Cordate leaf

Cordate leaf

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Flower clusters

Flower clusters

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Closeup of flowers

Closeup of flowers

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Catalpa worm: The catalpa worm is said to be a very effective fish bait, especially for catching catfish.

Catalpa worm

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