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Catalpa, Northern

Size: 1-2' seedling


The Northern Catalpa grows at a rate of 13-24" a year with a maximum height of 40-60' and a spread of 20-40'. A wide range of soil and  moisture conditions can be tolerated but the tree may not prefore well if subjected to standing water. It is very adaptable to adverse conditions but may have weak wood or branch structure. The long seed pods and large leathery leaves can be challenging to pick up so this tree is often planted in the backdrop of the landscape.  This tree does best when planted in the spring and should be pruned after one year of planting for good growth. Flowers attract insect pollinators. 


Full to Partial Shade: minimum 4hrs./day of sunlight

Catalpa, Northern

  • All seedling sizes are provided by our supplier and reflect the average size of the seedlings received. Sizes of each individual seedling may vary from the size listed under the product. Genesee Conservation District is not responsible for any size discrepancies.

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