Catalpa, Northern (Catalpa speciosa)


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2 Gallon

A favorite of bumblebees and other native bees. Blooms from June into July, depending upon location and micro-environment. Leaves have nectaries that attract ants and bees prior to bloom. Said to be an important honey plant in some locations. Individual florets are some of the most beautiful flowers in Michigan; panicles are 4-8″ long. Nitrogen-fixing member of the bean family . Large bean pods and large leaves. Flower Color: White with yellow and purple.

Zones: 4-9

Tree Height: 50-60′

Spread: 20-40′

Light Needs: Sun

Flowering Season: Late Spring, Early Summer

Landscape Value: 1 of 5

Naturalizing Value: 4 of 5

Pollen Value: 2 of 5

Nectar Value: 2 of 5

Water Requirements: medium

Native: Yes

Invasive: No