The Catalpa – Origin And Trivia

Editor   October 12, 2015   Comments Off on The Catalpa – Origin And Trivia

Catalpa foliage delicate flowers

Basic knowledge of the Catalpa

Catalpa are often found in Europe. However, this species is originally from the eastern parts of the United States. You will immediately recognize the Catalpa on the large, heart-shaped leaves. They appear but not until June and will fall off when the first frost already. Before that they not even able to change their color.

Flowering time is mid-July


Flowering occurs mid-July. The main color is white. Yellow and purple spots occur. The flowers grow in large clusters. They are sometimes so great that they can hide all the sheets together.

For this reason, we can say with a clear conscience that is the Indian bean tree, one of the most beautiful summer trees.

Catalpa are very often preferred for parks

Catalpa leaf plant flowers

Bean-like fruits

The Catalpa produced bean-like fruits. They are collected in longer capsules. It reaches a length of about 40 cm.

The usual width of the capsules is between 5 and 7 mm

Catalpa foliage dried open sleeves

Growth with good weather and ground conditions

When the right weather and soil conditions, the tree grows up to 15 metres high

Catalpa city tree high

The Crown is very large and irregularly developed. The tribe is very thick. He looks slightly cordate in the approach. The fact many users find very interesting, that the tree can live up to 150 years.

Where can the tree grow?

Full sun is a must for the healthy growth of the tree. The fertile, well drained soil is another precondition, what you need to pay attention. Still the tree should be protected from strong winds. This would otherwise damage its leaves.

Catalpa are from small to very robust

Catalpa foliage young tree

Interesting fact

Indian bean tree (Indian bean tree) is one of the usual American terms of the tree. He refers to a native American tribe. The tree was first discovered by a botanist on its territory.

The local Indians themselves called the tree of Catawba. There was a misunderstanding during the spelling and you took it as Catalpa. Therefore also the other name is: Southern Catalpa (Southern Catalpa).

Beautiful flowers and lush foliage

Catalpa garden park Bloom time July

Gorgeous green in the park or in the garden

Catalpa large Crown Park

The buds have a darker shade of purple and white flowers are light yellow in the Middle

Catalpa green large leaves white flowers

The long, narrow pods reminiscent of dainty trumpets

Catalpa green long beans fruit

Catalpa tolerated perfectly with all other trees and plants

Catalpa Park Garden

The trees look even more majestic in Golden October

Catalpa yellow fall foliage

Huge Catalpa from Rochester Cathedral

Catalpa old tree Rochester Cathedral

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