Northern Catalpa

Arbor walk #10, TreeKeeper ID #1794

This native tree is coarse in texture with very large leaves and long capsule type fruit. Its white bell-shaped flowers are very dramatic during the early summer.

The Northern Catalpa has a very limited range within the United States, stretching from Northern Illinois to Tennessee and Southern Arkansas. It has one of the most temperate ranges of Bignoniaceae (trumpet vine family) in the Americas, and the farthest north of any tree in the family.

Common NameNorthern Catalpa
Latin NameCatalpa speciosa
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